After Pakistan agreed to enforce Islamic law in large areas of its North West Frontier Province (NWFP), including Swat Valley, intelligence sources on Tuesday confirmed the threat that Taliban actually pose to India which is not far from the Indian boundary.
Sources have revealed that the Taliban have plans to attack western cultural centres in Indian cities. However, no specific intelligence inputs on the nature of the threat, the specific target, the timing or the group have been received. In the view of current security situation prevailing in Pakistan, security has been increased in foreign mission and other places of interest of western countries in India.
United States on Monday said Taliban operating out of Pakistan pose a “common" threat to India and America besides the host country.
The Taliban movement is headed by Mullah Mohammed Omar. Mullah Omar’s original commanders were "a mixture of former small-unit military commanders and Madrassa teachers," and the rank and file made up mostly of Afghan refugees who had studied at Islamic religious schools in Pakistan. It operates in Afghanistan and the Frontier Tribal Areas of Pakistan.