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Pakistan-based Terror Groups Training Cadre for 'Samundari Jihad', Says Govt

Union minister Hansraj Ahir said there was no specific input about any terrorist group planning a 26/11 type Mumbai terror attack on ports, cargo ships and oil tankers in the high seas.

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Updated:January 2, 2019, 1:56 PM IST
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Pakistan-based Terror Groups Training Cadre for 'Samundari Jihad', Says Govt
Union MoS (Home Affairs) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir. (PTI)

New Delhi: Pakistan-based terror groups continue to train their cadre for underwater strikes and exhort them for 'Samundari Jihad' (seaborne jihad) against India, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said on Wednesday.

Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said as per available information, there is no specific input about any terrorist group planning a 26/11 type Mumbai terror attack on ports, cargo ships and oil tankers in the high seas.

"However, available inputs indicate that Pakistan-based terrorist groups continue to train their cadres for underwater strike capabilities in a bid to infiltrate them into India by sea/water ways," the Union Minister of State for Home said. Ahir also said "as per available inputs, the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation had exhorted its cadres for 'Samundari Jihad' against India".

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