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Foreign terrorists targetting tourists coming to India: IB

September 06, 2012 17:24 IST

The attack on an Israeli diplomat's vehicle in New Delhi in February was indicative that India will not be spared by international terrorists seeking to attack foreigners in the country, Intelligence Bureau Chief Nehchal Sandhu said on Thursday.

Speaking at the inauguration of three-day directors general and Inspectors general of police conference, Sandhu, the senior-most Indian Police Service officer of the country, said the February 13 bombing also brings to fore the need for being sensitive to the trends developing in the sphere of international terrorism.

"The attack on the Israeli vehicle with an innovated fabricated improvised explosive device in Delhi on February 13 this year indicates that India will not be spared by the international terrorists seeking to attack non-Indian targets on Indian soil.

"This incident brings to the fore the need to be sensitive to the trends developing in the sphere of international terrorism," Sandhu said.

About recent arrests of terror suspects in Karnataka, the IB chief said the ongoing investigations in Bengaluru which has led to the arrest of more than a dozen persons 'reveals the vulnerability of our youths' to get engaged by radical elements.

"De-radicalisation policies should be initiated with state governments to prevent such youths from going astray," he said.

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