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Militants being trained to carry out ops through sea: Navy chief

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New Delhi, Mar 5: Weeks after the Pulwama attack, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday warned that there are reports about militants being trained to carry out operations through the sea.

Addressing a gathering of global experts at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue here, Lanba said the Pulwama attack was perpetrated by militants that were “aided by a state” that sought to destabilise India.

 

“We also have reports of militants being trained to carry out operations in various modus operandi, including through the medium of the sea,” he said.

The 26/11 attack was carried out by 10 sea-borne militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, who hijacked an Indian fishing trawler to reach Mumbai and unleash mayhem.

The Navy chief said this part of the world had witnessed multiple forms of militancy in recent years and few countries in the region had been spared.

India, however, faced a “far more serious” version of “state-sponsored” militancy, he said.