Ahead of January 26, the Jammu and Kashmir police has asked all its district heads to take "extra precautions and identify the possible threat by logical evaluation." It has also directed the duty staff to remain alert.
Special posters have also been circulated across J&K with sketches of 'how suicide attackers look like' to help forces on duty to be cautious and alert, a police official said.
"The posters have been circulated to help forces identify the suspects easily and take retaliatory action at the earliest," the official, who wished not to be named, said. "Mostly these heavily-armed attackers are in age group of 18-30, carrying backpacks of around 10-15 kgs and arms. So posters have been framed accordingly."
These attackers mostly come in combat uniform and sports shoes in groups of two to four between 3 am to 9 pm and may also be accompanied by some "civilians held hostages", the police posters reveal.
The police has asked the duty staff to keep close vigil to identify such people and inform the senior officers as soon as possible, if such suspects are seen anywhere.