LeT planning attacks in India; seeking links in Maldives
Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is making concerted efforts to carry out attacks in the country and to develop links in Maldives and other neighbours, Government said Tuesday.
New Delhi: Pakistan-based terror outfit
Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is making concerted efforts to carry
out attacks in the country and to develop links in Maldives
and other neighbours, Government said Tuesday.
"Available inputs indicate that Pakistan-based
terrorist groups primarily the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) are
making concerted efforts to organise terrorist attacks in
various parts of the country, inter-alia, including iconic
institutions, prominent industrial installations and tourist
locations among others," Minister of State for Home Affairs
Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha today in a written reply.
The minister said some of the prominent groups which
pose a serious threat include LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),
Hizbul-Mujahideen (HM), Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami (HuJI),
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Al Badr, Babbar Khalsa
International (BKI), Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF),
Khalistan Commando force, International Sikh Youth federation
(ISYF), United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and Communist
party of India (Maoist).
"There is also another organisation, the Indian
Mujahideen," the Minister said.
Maken said, "The 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.
"Government has constituted National Investigation
Agency (NIA).The Multi-Agency centre has been strengthened and
reorganised to enable it to function on 24x7 basis for real
time collection and sharing of intelligence with other
intelligence and security agencies," he said.
In reply to another question, Maken said, "available
input indicated that Lashkar-e-Taiba endeavours to develop
links in India`s neighbouring countries including the
"India and Maldives continue to work closely in
strengthening bilateral security cooperation. Our security
concerns are conveyed through bilateral channels or
mechanisms, with the concerned authorities," he said.
Government also denied any proposal to create the post
of National Intelligence Coordinator to strengthen