New terror modules emerging: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said new terror groups were emerging and there was no room for complacency even though the internal security situation in the country had vastly improved in the past year.
New terror modules emerging: Chidambaram
Addressing the fourth chief ministers' conference on internal security here, Chidambaram said: "A number of modules (of terrorists) are active. New groups have raised their heads."
He said the internal security situation has "vastly improved in the past one year". Hinting that the central government is taking a serious view of investigations leading to the involvement of rightwing radicals in terrorist incidents, Chidambaram said: "Every terrorist group will be pursued and brought before the law."
The home minister said there was no let up in cross-border terrorism and attempts at infiltration. He said left wing extremism also posed a major threat to the internal security.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh added that the internal security situation was by and large stable but serious challenges and threats remained. He said that there were "serious challenges and threats" from left wing extremism, cross border terrorism and fundamentalism. He said left wing extremism had seen a decrease over the previous year, but the number of casualties among civilians had increased. "Chhattisgarh, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand continue to be a cause of concern."
He also complimented Home Minister P. Chidambaram and his team for their proactive role in tackling the internal security challenges.