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Indian embassy in Kathmandu to be fortified after threat from Lashkar

India has decided to fortify its embassy in Kathmandu by deploying more commandos in the wake of fresh terror threat to the mission in the Himalayan nation. Government officials said the decision has been taken following Intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba may try to target the Embassy and diplomats posted there.

delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2010 19:00 IST

India has decided to fortify its embassy in Kathmandu by deploying more commandos in the wake of fresh terror threat to the mission in the Himalayan nation.

Top government officials said the decision has been taken following Intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba may try to target the Embassy and diplomats posted there.

The inputs also suggested that threats have come to the Indian assets in the Himalayan country from Nepal Maoists and some other anti-India forces.

"We have reviewed the security after the Intelligence inputs and have decided to fortify the Embassy in Kathmandu which include deployment of more commandos and putting in place more security measures," the official said.

Currently, the Kathmandu mission is guarded by commandos of Central Industrial Security Force.

The government is also contemplating to review security in the Indian Embassy in Colombo.

"Though there is no specific threat to Colombo mission which is well guarded, we will review security there too," the official said.

The Sri Lankan mission is guarded by BSF personnel.