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Terror groups have links in Pak, says Centre

March 04, 2008 15:59 IST

Most individuals and terrorist groups operating in India have links with groups and agencies across the border, mainly in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Replying to questions in the House, Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM and Al-Badr were among the terror groups having international networks.

Security and intelligence agencies closely monitor the activities of such groups and networks and relevant information and inputs in this regard are regularly shared with the state governments, he said.

Close vigilance is being maintained on the borders to check and control possible infiltration of terrorist elements in the country, Jaiswal said.

Other measures taken to check infiltration include border fencing or floodlighting and strengthening of arrangements for coastal security, he said.

In view of the external imperatives of the terrorist activities and violence in various parts of the country, action is also being taken at the international level through bilateral and multilateral cooperation to check and counter terrorism and several institutional mechanisms have been developed towards this end, the minister said.

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