Intel inputs suggest al-Qaeda plans to target India: Govt

Terror threat
New Delhi, Aug 10: The Centre today (Aug 10) 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.


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