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Mar 27, 2008 at 09:14am IST

NSA fears Pak-sponsored terror may increase

New Delhi: Expect no respite from Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attacks in India, the National Security Advisor (NSA) M K Narayanan has warned.

"There has been no change in the attitude of the ISI in mentoring outfits like the Lashkar-e-toiba. Terrorist attacks on India from Pakistani soil are likely to continue," he said.

The NSA adds that Pakistan has extended the terror frontier to Bangladesh. In fact, he directly accused Dhaka of allowing the use of its territory for terrorist activity directed against India.

"Bangladesh is already being used as a springboard by radical extremist outfits from Pakistan to launch targeted attacks on India," Narayanan said.

However, there is one big security nightmare India cannot blame anyone else for and that is Left extremism.

Although the NSA dismissed the Red Corridor as a myth, he conceded that Left extremists are growing in influence, and could shortly begin targeting cities.

"The Maoists are now planning to take up much larger and wider social problems that have mass appeal, hoping, thereby, to capture the cities from the countryside," he said.

The security Tsar concluded his distressing statements on an ominous note saying that "India has reasons to worry".

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