Since June this year, Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have been training their cadres in deep sea diving probably to attack India from sea. The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have been put on alert against attacks on ports, cargo ships and oil tankers said Pakistan watchers and counter-terrorism officials in India.
According to these officials, another Pakistan-based Islamic terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), targeting India too has started meticulous training programmes which too includes deep sea diving and swimming techniques.
It was during Mumbai terror attack on 26/11 that it first came to light that the 10 gunmen involved in the Mumbai terror attack were trained by Pakistan Navy deep sea divers.
Even Mumbai was attacked from the sea with the terrorists entering the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on a trawler, the Al Hussaini, which is registered with the Baluchistan Fisheries Department. The incident left 164 people dead and 304 injured.
Since June 2018, at various locations in Sheikhpura, Lahore and Faisalabad, terrorists from Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, Al Dawa Water Rescue, Life Line Water Rescue and Rescue Mili Foundation have been undergoing training’s in deep water diving techniques.
It is expected that with the available inputs, LeT cadres could hijack cargo ships or oil tankers on high seas and then strike at Indian ports.