India warns of militant attack on World Cup

Indian authorities say they have taken measures to ensure that the high-profile tournament undergoes safely.


Reuters March 09, 2011

NEW DELHI: India has sounded an alert over a possible militant attack on the cricket World Cup, a government official said on Wednesday, but he added that there was no specific threat.

“There have been a large number of inputs over the last couple of months," said U.K. Bansal, Secretary, Internal Security.

"All these put together could be an opportunity, which anti-India elements could exploit. We are sounding an alert," added Bansal.

Indian authorities say they have taken measures to ensure that the high-profile tournament undergoes safely.

India suffered one of its worst militant attacks in 2008 when Pakistan-based gunmen carried out coordinated attacks across Mumbai, killing 164 people.

COMMENTS (4)

Nabeel | 10 years ago | Reply
...when Pakistan-based gunmen...
Who says? And the evidence? Please provide evidence - not some dodgey Indian dossier and cheap, lousy reporting! Serioulsy, I question the national and editorial integrity of this newspaper some times! :@
Shairyar Baig | 10 years ago | Reply If God forbids any attack does happen then there is no one except India who did it on her self to put Pakistan in spot again as no one will benefit from the attack except India her self
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