Everyone who mattered and could have prevented the terror strike in Gurdaspur knew about the security threat. Surprisingly, all of them passed it off as a routine “intel alert”. Security forces reportedly had definite information about possible terrorist infiltration into the Indian Territory, either in Gurdaspur or Samba sector. Today’s incident was a clear indication that the intelligence alerts had failed to generate the desired response to avert the attack. The intelligence inputs about a possible terror strike were shared by the Intelligence Bureau with the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force. It was suspected that some arms and ammunition could have been sent into the Indian Territory through a riverine route. Top officials in the Punjab Police held a meeting with IG (Border Range) Ishwar Chander on July 21, apprising him of a possible terror attack, and asking him to take precautionary measures. Subsequently, a meeting was held in Gurdaspur, where the IG (Border Range) reportedly took stock of the preparedness.