Indo-Pak war can create trouble for India- based multinationals, says Stratfor

December 26th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec.26 (ANI): A US-based geopolitical security and intelligence service has claimed that if a war between India and Pakistan takes place then it will raise the security risk for foreigners and multinationals based in India .
Stratfor, the US based geopolitical security and intelligence service has said that in the eventuality of war between the two neighbouring countries multinational corporations would face a lot trouble.
If a military confrontation between India and Pakistan erupts in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, multinational corporations quite possibly could face a number of new threats from terrorist groups, in addition to more traditional security problems, the Daily Times quoted the agency, as saying.
The agency report also says that the terror attack on the financial capital of India, Mumbai has once again raised fears that insiders could be used to carry out attacks on multinational locations in future.
Stratfor also warned that the terrorists are on the lookout for newer options where they can create maximum number of foreign casualties, rather than attacking a crowded market place or a busy street.
As hotels and other traditional soft targets harden their facilities and implement new security countermeasures to prevent further Mumbai-style attacks, terrorists will seek less-secure venues that will achieve the same result, the report said.
Apartment complexes or neighbourhoods that primarily house Westerners or other soft targets such as western-style market places or restaurants would be under threat, it added.
In the eventuality of war, civilian aircraft could be grounded forcing executives and other travellers to India to remain confine in the country until the air is cleared for civilian movement, Stratfor concluded. (ANI)

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