While speaking to media here, Vaid said, "Srinagar terror attack was not a security lapse". "We suspect the terrorists may have come to Srinagar from north Kashmir".
The militants attacked 182 battalion camp of the BSF near the Srinagar worldwide airport early on Tuesday. They were highly equipped with automatic weapons and hand-grenades.
He told reporters the Islamist group was a threat "because they believe in surprise suicide attacks". The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for that attack.
"These attacks indicate that the backbone of local militants is broken and that is why foreign militants have taken over", a Home Ministry official said.
3 Terrorists attacked the camp through a broken boundary wall. Later, two other fidayeen were shot dead.
New Delhi regularly accuses Pakistan of arming and training militants and allowing them across the restive frontier in an attempt to launch attacks on Indian forces.
Kanwal also added that even though sentries are stationed at such camps and patrolling takes place, there is always room for militants to sneak into the camps.
He said that the militants after storming the camp of the BSF's 182 Battalion at Humhama in central district of Budgam started targeting arms and ammunition stored there.
Attackers possibly wanted to hurt NIA officers. "We were firing rockets and tear gas shells to force him out".
All morning flights to and from Srinagar airport were cancelled. He admitted to the faults in security and promised to look after it. We can not stop the attack of the fidayeens. We need to be more cautious than ever before. One BSF official was martyred.
Two children were killed Monday during an exchange of gunfire between Indian and Pakistani troops, Indian authorities said. The terrorists entered the colony after cutting through the wires and fences, and entered two separate buildings leading to a fierce gunfight.
The operation to flush out terrorists was carried out by BSF, CRPF and state police. No flight operation till security clearance.