India Must Take Karachi Naval Base Attack Seriously, Says Advani

New Delhi, May 26: Expressing  concern over the recent attack on Karachi  naval air  base,  BJP leader L K Advani today said India should take serious note of the incident which raises questions whether terrorist
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PTI 26 May 2011, 07:33 PM IST

New Delhi, May 26: Expressing  concern over the recent attack on Karachi  naval air  base,  BJP leader L K Advani today said India should take serious note of the incident which raises questions whether terrorist elements were trying to make the neighbouring country a ‘jihadi state'.

“The attack on Pakistan's Mehran naval base is a matter of concern. The attack in which 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed and two aircraft were destroyed is not a minor terrorist attack,” Advani said.

The r BJP leader said he talked to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Antony after knowing about the incident and told them that India should take the incident seriously.

“I talked to Pranab ji and Antony and told them that we should think about the attack seriously. The situation is really serious. It does not only concern Pakistan. It is a matter of concern for India as well as several other countries of Asia,” Advani said on the sidelines of a function at his residence.

He said the attack also raised questions whether “terrorist elements like al-Qaeda and Taliban were trying to make Pakistan a jihadi state.”

“After the attack on the naval base, our concern has increased. The attack also raises question whether they (the terrorist) will reach (Pakistan's) critical installations, particualrly the nuclear assets,” he said. PTI

 
   
 

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