Amarnath Yatra is under threat of a terrorist attack, an army officer said on Friday, adding that the security forces in Jammu & Kashmir have “systems and resources” in place to safeguard the annual pilgrimage.

As per PTI, Brigadier Vivek Singh Thakur, Commander, Two Sector, said: “There are inputs that terrorists would try their best to target the yatra, but we have got our systems and resources in place to ensure that it goes on unhindered and peacefully.”

“We remain committed to ensure Amarnath Yatra will be conducted peacefully without any hindrance and the security situation will continue to remain under control,” he added.

The yatra is set to commence on July 21 via the national highway 44.

Calling the route “sensitive” Brigadier Thakur said: “This axis is a bit sensitive. The yatris will take up this axis to go up to Sonamarg (Ganderbal) and this (Baltal) is the only route which will be active to go up to the Amarnath cave.”