| GEO World|
| Security threats from Pak not lessened: India|
| Updated at: 0620 PST, Saturday, September 12, 2009|
WASHINGTON: Security threats to India from militant groups operating from Pakistani soil have not diminished, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Friday.
He also said that there was an increase in infiltration from Pakistan in the last four months.
He conveyed New Delhi’s concerns during meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top security officials of the Obama administration.
Wrapping up his four-day U.S. visit, Chidambaram told journalists here that he was going back to India with a “lot of ideas.” One of these was establishing something on the lines of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre of the U.S.
Set up in 2004 under a presidential executive order, the centre, staffed by over 500 personnel drawn from 16 departments and agencies, spearheads U.S. efforts to combat terrorism at home and abroad by analysing threat perceptions and sharing information with friendly countries.
Chidambaram met National Security Adviser James Jones, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Attorney-General Eric H. Holder Jr. Early.