India vulnerable, terror threat remains: PC

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New Delhi, Dec 3: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that India is as vulnerable to a terror attack today as it was a few months ago because terrorist groups have formed alliances against the country.

Replying to a discussion in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Dec 2, he said, "We are as vulnerable today, as we were a few months ago. Groups like LeT (Lashkar-e-Toiba) are now coordinating their action. One of these groups appears to have forged ties with al-Qaeda."

"Even while there has not been any terrorist attack in the last one year, the country cannot lower its guard because "our adversary has not changed its attitude," he said.

"The epicentre of cross-border terrorism is the junction point of Afghanistan and Pakistan and since India is in the region, we are vulnerable," Chidambaram said.

Referring to insurgency in the North East, the home minister said ULFA is likely to make a political statement in the next few days and the government is ready to talk to them.

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