Saturday, 16 July 2011

Terrorist Are Planning To Hit India's Bhakra Dam

Intelligence inputs indicate terrorists are planning to target the Bhakra Nangal Dam in Himachal Pradesh.

Intelligence Bureau sources on Saturday said an advisory has been sent to the Himachal government to tighten the security at the dam.

It is believed that the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jamaat-ud-Dawah groups are likely to carry out the strike during the Monsoon, during which water level is very high in the dam.

Damage to the facility at that time could cause havoc in the areas downstream.

But we must remember it is not easy to blow up a dam though it might sound simple enough specifically dam of this size, it is not a small check dam. To blow it up you will need extreme amounts of explosives or some weapon which can penetrate the thick walls.