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Oct 05, 2012 at 09:41pm IST

Khalistan revival movement is very strong, says Lt General KS Brar

New Delhi: Retired Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar, who was attacked in London on Sunday, said the Khalistan revival movement is very strong and funds are coming from groups in Germany, Canada, US and UK.

Brar reiterated that the attack was an assassination attempt on him and "not any message they were sending".

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The 78-year-old former Army officer, who is known for leading Operation Blue Star against Sikh militants in 1984, expressed disappointment over the back and forth on his security over the last several years.

"All officers who were the faces of the Blue Star operation should be provided enough security," he said.

Brar said his daughter is safe and doesn't need security. "She isn't in London," he added.

He also said that he will resist all attempts to be shifted out of Mumbai and flat, if the government asked him to. Brar, however, added that he has no official information on it yet.

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard has arrested 15 people, including two women, in connection with the attack. The suspects are being questioned and sources said more places are being searched in London to get more clues in the case.