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Al-Qaeda always present in India: Narayanan

Jul 29, 2007 at 09:06am IST

New Delhi: National Security Advisor MK Narayanan has said that the al-Qaeda poses a real danger to India.

In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Narayanan said that the al-Qaeda is looking for an opportunity to strike in India and has even done a recce for it.

Following are excerpts from the interview:

MK Narayanan: We are concerned. We are all the time on the lookout for al-Qaeda's movements here. We know that on a couple of occasions they have done a recce and gone back, they have not yet done something which...

Karan Thapar: I am interrupting, you know that al-Qaeda has come to India to do recces?

MK Narayanan: There was a team that had come once to India and done a recce and gone back, but the programme they had never worked out. But when I say this - what is the Lashkar-e-Toiba, the LeT is an integral part of al-Qaeda. So in one sense you can always say that the al-Qaeda is always present.

Watch that special two-part interview with the National Security Advisor on Devil's Advocate on Sunday at 2030 hours IST. And catch Part 2 on CNBC-TV18 at 2230 hours IST on Monday.

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