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Terror Recognises No Borders: India On Aus PM's Statement

New Delhi, Sep 25 : A day after the Australian Prime Minister's remarks on the security situation in the country, India on Saturday  said terrorism was an "unfortunate reality" which recognises no political borders and
PTI September 25, 2010 23:42 IST
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New Delhi, Sep 25 : A day after the Australian Prime Minister's remarks on the security situation in the country, India on Saturday  said terrorism was an "unfortunate reality" which recognises no political borders and the government has taken effective measures to ensure safety and security of all during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.  

"We have seen the statement, purportedly on the lines of a travel advisory issued by Australia. Terrorism in an unfortunate reality in today's world which recognises no political borders. It is incumbent on all countries to join hands to tackle this scourge," the official spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry said in response to questions on the statement by Julia Gillard.  

He also asserted that "the Government of India has taken effective measures to ensure safety and security of all during the forthcoming CWGs. "We are in close touch with all participating countries, including Australia, about the steps we are taking. We are confident of having a safe and successful sporting event."  

While leaving it to athletes whether to attend the Games here or not, Gillard had yesterday said, "But I do remind Australians that for a considerable period of time our travel advice for people in relation to India has asked Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in India.  

"Our travel advice has made clear that there is a high risk of terrorism in New Delhi and since 2000 there have been at least 14 major terrorist attacks in New Delhi," she had said. PTI