U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama
United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [Representational Image]Reuters

Just a day ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Lt. General Subrata Saha said that about 150 to 160 militants are gearing up to cross the Line of Control to sneak into India to hamper the social harmony of the country.

Saha is the General Officer Commanding of the Army's 15 Corps.

"There are 17 launchpads and 150 to 160 militants across the Line of Control waiting for infiltration," Lt. General Saha was quoted as saying to NDTV.

Lt. General Saha also added that the banning of 26/11 attacks' mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa and putting his movements under restriction were important announcements made by Pakistan, but India has to keep a check on whether these announcements are implemented and how.

The country is on a high security alert for the President Obama's visit. The US President's three-day visit begins on 25 January. This will be the first time that a US President will witness India's Republic Day celebrations.

Delhi is under very tight security as the country is taking extra measures to ensure that the President Obama's visit to the country passes off smoothly.

As per reports, the security agencies in New Delhi have extended the 300 km no-fly zone on the Republic Day which extends to the border with neigbouring country Pakistan.

The various unprecedented measures that have been taken by the security services are extra police patrols, greater number of security checks in metro stations, rigorous traffic rules and so on.

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