'Pak terror groups planning to strike India again'

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 17: After the Home Minister, P Chidambaram urged the state governments to stay vigilant of the internal security threats, the Prime Minister said cross border terrorism continues to be a major adversary to India's security.

Stating that the government has information of 'an ongoing ploy of terrorist groups in Pakistan' preparing to launch an attack on India again, Dr Singh said "Cross border terrorism remains a major threat. After the Mumbai terror attacks in November last year we need to take utmost vigilance. We have credible information of an ongoing ploy of terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out fresh attacks."

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Since the terrorists are better equipped with 'sophisticated and enhanced capabilities' and have managed spread operations across a larger geographic area, there is an immediate need to bolster operational preparedness of Quick Response Teams at the state level, strengthening of state Special Branches and intelligence wings, PM told the Chief Ministers at the meeting.

Furthermore, he urged the state governments to extend cooperation to the newly set-up National Investigation Agency, which is set up with an intention to deal with terror related crimes across India.

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