Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another major attack in India 'inevitable': Stratfor

Washington, Mar 26 (PTI) India faces the threat of another major terror attack after the audacious 26/11 Mumbai strikes with the "jihadist insurgency" intensifying along the western border and Pakistan seemingly losing control of its militant proxies, a leading US think tank has warned.
India already has "an array of militant threats" to deal with, ranging from Naxalites to northeastern insurgents to Kashmiri militants, Stratfor said in its latest analysis.

"Given the jihadist insurgency also intensifying along India's western frontier and Pakistan seemingly losing control of its militant proxies, another major Islamist attack in India is inevitable," it said.

"Regardless of whether the upcoming elections go off without a hitch, this is a reality Indian policymakers and security agencies will face for the foreseeable future," the think tank said.

The Mumbai attacks last year, it said, had "exposed Indian security forces' lack of preparedness and coordination." PTI

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