Indian Home Minister says terrorists infiltrating into India via Nepal, B’desh
Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that India’s internal security remains vulnerable due to terrorists infiltrating into the country via Nepal and Bangladesh.
"The international border and the Line of Control in the west continue to remain vulnerable. Every week has witnessed attempts to infiltrate into India and new routes appear to have been opened via Nepal and Bangladesh,” the Press Trust of India quoted Chidambaram as saying while addressing a meeting of Chief Ministers on internal security in India’s capital New Delhi.
He further said thanks to radicalisation, many Indian groups have acquired the capacity to carry out terror attacks and there was no let-up in attempts to strike terror wherever there was an opportunity. He also said the state governments are at the front-line to defend internal security.
Speaking at the conference, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the open Indo-Nepal border is emerging as a possible ingress point for anti-national elements because of strict vigil on the country’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
He said the 550 km-long border with the state requires special policing arrangement to put a check on any possible anti-national activity. Nepalnews.com