‘Terror groups have links in Pakistan, AJK’
4 March 2008
The Daily Times
NEW DELHI: Most individuals and terror groups operating in India had linkages with groups and agencies across the border - mainly in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Express quoted a state minister as telling the Indian lower house on Tuesday. State Home Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal told Lok Sabha that the Lashkar- e-Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami, Hizbul Mujahideen and Al- Badr were International terror groups. “Close vigilance and surveillance is being maintained on borders to check and control the possible infiltration of terrorists into the country,” Jaiswal said. Other measures that had been taken to check cross-border infiltration included border fencing, floodlighting and strengthening coastal security arrangements, he said, adding that efforts were also underway at international level to check and counter terrorism.