‘Intel suggest Kashmiri plans to target India’

The Centre on Wednesday said intelligence inputs have suggested that al Qaeda and one of its dreaded terrorists Ilyas Kashmiri were planning to target India.

Updated: Aug 11, 2011, 00:08 AM IST

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday said
intelligence inputs have suggested that al Qaeda and one of
its dreaded terrorists Ilyas Kashmiri were planning to target
India.

"There are some intelligence inputs, though not
specifically, regarding plan to target India by al Qaeda and
Ilyas Kashmiri, an al Qaeda-HUJI operative and his group,"
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed Rajya
Sabha.

The minister said government was committed to combat
terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestation as
no cause, genuine or imaginary, can justify terrorism or
violence.

"Government continues to be alert to these threats and
re-calibrates its measures to combat terrorism by way of
reviewing threat perception and a number of important
decisions and measures have been taken...," he said.

PTI