New Delhi: The killing of Osama bin Laden has been a big blow to his supporters. Frustrated over his death, terrorists across the border are preparing to unleash attacks in India with support from the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.

At least 1200 trained terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen are waiting across the border to infiltrate into India and target vital installations across the country. Lashkar-e-Taiba is also gearing up to join the ranks.

The nefarious design of the terror groups was revealed after the Indian intelligence agencies intercepted the telephonic conversation of Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin. His calls were intercepted just ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s state visit to Africa.

The intelligence reports drove the entire security and government machinery on its toes. Home Minister P Chidambaram called upon the Prime Minister along with National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon and discussed the development across the border in detail. A red alert was sounded by the Home Ministry to several states including Jammu & Kashmir on May 18.

This is for the first time that the intelligence agencies have been able to intercept Salahuddin’s calls after the Mumbai attack. The intercepts were tested in laboratory to authenticate the information, which confirmed that the voice on the call was of the Hizbul chief and he was giving orders to his supporters to unleash an unprecedented infiltration and subsequent attacks on India.

As per the intelligence report, out of the 1200 terrorists waiting to cross over, 750 have to infiltrate through the Gurez sector of Kashmir between May-June.

As per the intercepts, several vital installations including Delhi and Mumbai airport apart from nuclear power plants are on the terror radar.

The information coming from the Indian Embassy in Pakistan is also very sensitive.  Salahuddin, who has been living in his safe hideout provided by the ISI in Islamabad, off late, is reported to have made several rounds of Muzaffarabad in PoK, which is epicentre of terror activities.

(JPN/ Rajkishore)