Washington, Mar 10: Even as the Indian metropolitan cities turn into fortresses in the wake of the terror threat revealed by a nabbed Indian Mujahideen cadre, the US spy agency CIA has warned that India also faces emerging threats from al-Qaeda.
Due to the pressure exerted on Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan, the terrorists are 'on the run', the CIA warned on Tuesday, Mar 9. It has also put India and Brazil on alert as the countries face 'emerging threats' from these outfits.
"Our counter-terrorism operation have put put top al-Qaeda leaders under intense pressure and much of their network has been disrupted," CIA Director Leon Panetta said in his address at the University of Oklahoma.
The warning also comes as Pakistani forces with the help of CIA managed to capture some top Taliban commanders.
Panetta also said that it was the agency's 'fundamental duty' to put countries such as India on the terror alert to prevent any surprises.
This statement indicates the need for growing cooperation between the US and India on intelligence sharing.