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‘There Are Reports Of Terrorists Being Trained For More Attacks’, Says Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba

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| March 5 , 2019 , 18:32 IST

Three weeks after the Pulwama terror attack, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday warned about the threat of state-sponsored terrorism that India faces, saying there are “reports of terrorists being trained to carry out attacks with varying modus operandi, including through the medium of the sea.”

The Navy Chief was addressing an Indo-Pacific regional dialogue, jointly organized by the Navy and the National Maritime Foundation.

He further said, “India, however, faces a far more serious version of this state-sponsored terrorism. We have all witnessed the horrific scale of extremists attack the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, just 3 weeks ago. This violence was perpetuated by extremists, aided by a state which seeks to destabilize India.”

“The Indo-Pacific region has witnessed multiple forms of terrorism in recent years and few countries in this part of the world have been spared by this cause. Global nature which terrorism has acquired in recent times has further enhanced the scope of this threat,” he added.

He said, “A unique blend of strategized financial aid, creeping territorial accretion, information on operations, legal ambiguity and military assertiveness is being wielded by aspiring great powers to establish regional dominance. This is putting the region’s historically delicate stability under renewed pressure.”

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Relations between India and Pakistan have plunged following the Pulwama suicide bombing which killed 40 CRPF troopers. India retaliated with an air strike on February 26 on a Jaish-e-Mohammad camp in Balakot in Pakistan. On February 27, Pakistan responded by sending its warplanes that were engaged by Indian Air Force fighter jets.