Pakistan warns India of possible attacks

Move represents rare example of information sharing between South Asian nuclear rivals

Pakistan warns India of possible attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

In an unprecedented show of information sharing, Pakistan has warned arch-rival India about possible terrorist attacks in the Indian state of Gujarat, Pakistani officials said Sunday.

Pakistani National Security Adviser Naseer Khan Janjua on Friday informed his Indian counterpart that a group of 10 terrorists had entered Gujarat with the intention of staging attacks on government and army installations, Pakistan's Geo TV quoted senior Foreign Office officials as saying.

According to English-language daily the Times of India, this is the first time for Islamabad to share such intelligence information with New Delhi.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandebin Patel, for his part, told reporters that the entire state had been put on high alert following the warning.

He added that special counter-terrorism teams had been deployed near government installations across the state.

The rare show of information sharing comes in the wake of several recent arrests made by Pakistani security agencies in connection with January’s brazen militant attack on an airbase in the Pathankot district of India’s Punjab state.

The arrests were reportedly made based on information provided by India.

Over the last several decades, Pakistan and India have engaged in a series of land and sea disputes, especially in regard to the disputed Kashmir region, over which the two countries have fought two full-scale wars.

Last year, Islamabad and New Delhi had agreed to resume stalled peace talks, but the plan fell through after the Pathankot airbase attack.

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