Chidamabaram admits to “pretty high” threat levels from terror network

April 10th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban New Delhi, Apr. 10 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has revealed that the threat level in the country is “pretty high” as four Pakistan-based terror organizations along with the Taliban are trying to infiltrate into India.

“We simply have to keep our powder dry. Make sure that we remain on high alert because four organisations are working in consort. That means the level of threat is pretty high,” Chidambaram told NDTV in an interview.

The Home Minister said the four terrorist outfits - Lashker-e- Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jamat-ul-Mujahideen and Hizbul Mujahideen - were earlier operating separately but have come together now.

He also disclosed that the intercepts of some terror cadres’ conversations have a mention of Taliban.

“The word Taliban has occurred in that conversations but at the moment we cannot draw any conclusions.”

“I don’t think anyone has captured anyone to identify him as a Taliban. All that we know is that there is a serious attempt to infiltrate into India,” Chidambaram, however, added.

Chidambaram’s statements come amid reports about 30 Taliban terrorists entering Kashmir.

“Is it the ISI? Is it another state agency? Or is it a non-state player? Is it the Taliban? It is too early to say,” he said. (ANI)

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