Attari in Amritsar, Hussaniwala in Ferozepur, and Sadqi in Fazilka are the three flag-lowering websites in Punjab. Attari is the most well-liked, with over 25,000 vacationers frequenting it each day. It had additionally come beneath a suicide bombing assault on the Pakistan facet on November 2, 2014. In that incident, 55-60 folks had died on the Pakistan facet.
Sources mentioned there have been sure lacunae in safety. These embody unregistered parking tons at Attari, absence of newest anti-drone programs and the shortage of a foolproof plan to forestall a attainable suicide bomber assault. Hussainiwala will get about 2,500 folks each day and Sadqi will get 1,000 folks each day.
In addition to, 25 vans arrive on the built-in test put up in Attari from Afghanistan, after passing by Pakistan, which additionally carries an immense danger.
BSF inspector basic (Punjab frontier) Asif Jalal mentioned that they had all safety preparations at Attari border. “We cease automobiles round 400 metres earlier than the Swaran Jayanti Dawar and permit guests to maneuver forward solely after thorough frisking/ We even have anti-drone programs in place at Attari,” he mentioned.
Requested if there was a chance of a suicide bomber working into Indian territory when the border gates are thrown open throughout the lowing of flags, he mentioned that the BSF had ample armed guards standing on the border who may deal with such a scenario.