Federal authorities were tight-lipped Monday about a report that Sikh terrorists run a training camp in British Columbia.

The Times of India reports that Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the Liberal government that pro-Khalistan extremists near Mission, B.C., plan to carry out strikes in Punjab.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale would say only that he doesn't comment on specific security allegations and that the government follows closely any activity that could threaten the safety of Canadians.

If there is information that needs to be acted upon, Canadian police and security agencies respond, he added.

The Mounties said they were aware of the media report.


Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale says Canadian police and security agencies would respond if there is any intelligence about a potential security threat. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

"The RCMP monitors all potential threats but we are not in a position to speak to specific allegations, threats or ongoing investigations," said Staff Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, a force spokesman in B.C.

"As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to their local police agency for assessment and follow-up."