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Al Qaeda planning to target India: Government


New Delhi : India Wednesday said it had intelligence inputs that Al Qaeda and its commander Ilyas Kashmiri were planning to target the country.

“There are some intelligence inputs, though not specific, regarding plan to target India by Al Qaeda and Ilyas Kashmiri,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha.

The government, the minister said, “is committed to combat terrorism, extremism and separatism in all its forms and manifestations as no cause, genuine or imaginary, can justify terrorism or violence”.

He said the government was alert to these threats and recalibrates its measures to combat terrorism by way of reviewing threat perception and a number of important decisions and measures have been taken.