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India bracing for terrorist attack from Pakistan: PM

There is "credible information" that terrorist groups based in neighbouring Pakistan are planning new attacks in the country, India's prime minister said Monday
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the Chief Ministers' Conference on Internal Security, in New Delhi on Monday. ((M. Asokan/Associated Press/Indian Press Information Bureau))

There is "credible information" that terrorist groups based in neighbouring Pakistan are planning new attacks in the country, India's prime minister said Monday.

Additional security was added after attacks in Mumbai killed 166 people last year, but "continued vigilance" is needed, Manmohan Singh said at an internal security meeting in the capital, New Delhi.

Singh called cross-border terrorism from Pakistan India's most "pervasive threat," giving no further details. There was no immediate comment from Pakistani officials.

India, which has a Hindu majority, and Pakistan, which is mostly Muslim, have been adversaries since the bloody partition of the South Asian subcontinent after independence from Britain in 1947.

Peace talks between the countries restarted in 2004, but stalled after the three-day rampage in Mumbai in November, allegedly perpetrated by Pakistani gunmen.

In July, Singh met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of an international summit in Egypt, and the two leaders agreed to separate action against terrorism from their talks on other issues such as water, demilitarization and the disputed territory of Kashmir.

With files from The Associated Press