Days before US President Barack Obama leaves for India to be the chief guest at India’s Republic day parade on January 26th in New Delhi, the US administration has warned Pakistan not to spoil the trip. Obama incidentally will be the first US President to attend India’s Republic day celebrations.
In a stern warning it said that Pakistan would face dire consequences if it crosses the line and forments trouble during his much talked about India tour. US has been keeping a constant watch on Pakistan and asked to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip.
According to media reports , the warning has been issued keeping the track record of Pakistan-based militant groups that have carried out attacks in India that have coincided with high-profile visits from the US. In dastradly attacks militants had shot dead 36 Sikhs in March 20, 2000, in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, coinciding with the visit of the then US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India. Obama is scheduled to travel to New Delhi from Jan 25 to Jan 27.
Meanwhile, the Indian security forces have also stepped up its vigil on the International Border as they anticipate infiltration during the high profile visit. So, as the Obama visit looms, the security and intelligence agencies are in a state of high alert.