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Pakistan training groups for ‘Samundari Jihad’: Govt

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New Delhi: Pakistan-based militant groups continue to train their cadre for underwater strikes and exhort them for ‘Samundari Jihad’ (seaborne jihad) against India, Union minister HansrajAhir said Wednesday.
Replying to a written question in RajyaSabha, he said as per available information, there is no specific input about any militant 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 that “as per available inputs, the Pakistan-based militant organisation had exhorted its cadres for ‘Samundari Jihad’ against India”. (PTI)

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