State actors in Pakistan involved with terror outfits: India

"Inputs from central security agencies and through various open sources confirm that terrorist infrastructure continues to exist in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir by way of numerous training camps, communication centres and launching pads," Minister of State for Home Gurudas Kamat told Rajya Sabha in reply to a question.

He said that "involvement of State actors with these terrorist outfits has come to light on a number of occasions and also in 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai".

The Minister said government continues to be alert to these threats and has re-calibrated its measures to combat terrorism by way of reviewing threat perceptions and a number of important decisions and measures have been taken.

Theses steps include augmenting the strength of central paramilitary forces, effective border management through border fencing, flood lighting, deployment of surveillance equipment, legally enabling deployment of CISF in joint venture and private industrial undertakings, establishment of NSG hubs at Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai and tighter immigration control.

Replying another question, Kamat said India has consistently emphasised to Pakistan the need to implement its solemn commitments, including those given at the highest level, that it would not permit the territory under Pakistan's control to be used to support terrorism against India in any manner.

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