Pakistan-based terror groups training cadre for ‘Samundari Jihad’, says Union minister Hansraj Ahir

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Published: January 2, 2019 2:24:12 PM

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 Wednesday.

Union minister Hansraj Ahir (ANI)

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 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 that “as per available inputs, the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation had exhorted its cadres for ‘Samundari Jihad’ against India”.

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