Gurdaspur attack: US govt marks on night-vision devices used by terrorists

“The device has US government’s markings. Police are investigating how and from where the terrorists could have procured it,” said additional director general, government railway police, Rohit Chaudhary.

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Amritsar | Updated: July 29, 2015 10:03 am
Gurdaspur terror attack, Terrorist Attack in Punjab, Terrorist Attack in Gurdaspur, Gurdaspur Attack, Punjab terror Attack, Punjab Terrorism, Punjab Gurdaspur Terror Attack, Terror Attack in Punjab, Gurdaspur Terror Attack, Attack in Punjab, Punjab News Today, Punjab Latest News A CCTV footage showing the car seized by the three terrorists for their use before attacking a police station at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur in Punjab on Monday. (Source: PTI photo)

The night vision device used by three terrorists who stormed a police station in Dinanagar on Monday is the same as the one used by the United States security personnel, it is learnt. The device was recovered from a railway track in Talwandi village near Dinanagar.

“The device has US government’s markings. Police are investigating how and from where the terrorists could have procured it,” said additional director general, government railway police, Rohit Chaudhary.

Watch: Analysis of Gurdaspur Terror Attack With Praveen Swami

Sources said the sophisticated device is not available in the open market. There have been reports in the past of the Taliban getting its hands on NATO supplies meant for the US and its allies in Afghanistan.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

Meanwhile, Jammu deputy inspector General A A Wani Tuesday visited Dinanagar police station, where the attack took place.

Wani said he went to share information with the Punjab police as “the terror attack was similar to the recent terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir”.

The similarities, he said, included terrorists wearing Army fatigue and striking at dawn.

Punjab director general of police Sumedh Saini said analysis of GPS devices indicated that the terrorists entered India from Dhusi bandh (river embankment) and planted bombs at the railway track before attacking the police station.

Following the attack, security has been tightened at strategic government establishments, crowded places, schools and police stations.

Police claim to have recovered three AK 47 rifles, 17 magazines, 85 live cartridges, 220 empty cartridges, three bullet proof jackets, a cutter knife, one live mortar and two GPS sets from the terrorists.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. V
    Vince Salvatore
    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:37 am
    SPI just introduced an incredible new low light low - lux night vision HD camera that work incredibly in day and night all in a single cmos FPA sensor. The x26 HFIS camera will change the way unmanned vehicles image. The full HD full frame rate 60 hz TV rate camera offers unbelievable low light sensitivity and performance at extremely low light conditions never seen before anywhere. The camera is a single solution to a wide variety of demanding imaging needs, the ultra high quantum efficiency in the x26 HFIS which stands for Hyper Fideliy Intensified Sensor pieces through the darkness and offers day like images in starlight conditions. Traditional night vision cameras fail, and get extremely grainy/noisy in low lux settings, the x26 works flawlessly and does not slow down the frame rate when encountering very dark environments. Below is a link to the website illustrating sample imagery and videos,
    (0)(0)
    Reply
    1. K
      khan
      Jul 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm
      Ask your army can they do it ... A big NO . yes you can do it in Bollywood movies
      (0)(0)
      Reply
      1. K
        khan
        Jul 29, 2015 at 7:32 pm
        Can some one elaborate how within 15 minutes Indian government , Punjab police and army came to know that they came from norowal. Route was known to authorities ..who told them location of bombs on such a long track. Isn't looking inside job
        (0)(0)
        Reply
        1. P
          Pradeep
          Jul 29, 2015 at 6:24 am
          Put a network of spikes on the riverbed properly secured at the banks with a trap to prevent terrorists from crossing over
          (0)(0)
          Reply
          1. A
            Ali
            Jul 30, 2015 at 9:56 am
            When you do in balochistan...that's right...when you back TTP by funding and amu...that's logical. When you support mqm and bleed karachi ..that's make sense...so my indian brothers expect response. Even it's not proven yet..but we do have proofs ..people xonfessed..t media knows it..we most likely proceed to int forum aswell. That's not my point...what i want you guys to realize is...when you do wrong..get some balls to face it.
            (0)(0)
            Reply
            1. Load More Comments