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(141113) -- NAY PYI TAW, Nov. 13, 2014 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Nov. 13, 2014. The 2nd ASEAN-U.S. Summit was held here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Yun)

US Warned of ‘Consequences’, Pakistan Assures of Safety

Ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, tight security has been geared up along the international border with a warning on the consequences that Pakistan shall face if any cross-border terror attack takes place.

Obama is expected to visit the country from January 25 to 27, to attend the Republic Day celebration on January 26.

As per reports, the warning has been issued keeping the track record of Pakistan-based militant groups that have carried out attacks in India coinciding with high-profile visits from the US.

However, within a short period after the warning, Islamabad has reportedly assured of safety during President’s trip to India.

Meanwhile, Obama is the first US President to attend the country’s Republic Day parade. The warning has been issued to Pakistan on coinciding with the visit of the then US President Bill Clinton to India, where militants had shot dead 36 Sikhs in March 20, 2000, in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Also, as per reports, a top Indian Army commander had recently warned that Pakistan-trained terrorists are planning to target soft targets including schools and civilian areas ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit later in January.

The Lt General KH Singh, said, “Two hundred Pakistani trained terrorists are waiting for an opportunity to infiltrate into India.”

However, while Delhi is all set to receive the US President on the auspicious occasion, the US and Indian security agencies are taking extra care for Obama as he will be on an open air platform at Rajpath for more than two hours, witnessing the parade.

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