BANGALORE, India Police in India's capital New Delhi who shot and killed three terrorists on Saturday night said that some of Bangalore's software firms had been targeted by the slain terrorists.
According to a top police officer in New Delhi on Sunday, the terrorists had visited Bangalore in December and surveyed the locations of many software firms here. The police gathered this information from a diary seized from two captured associates of the slain terrorists. A military training academy was also a target, police said.
They said the killed and captured terrorists were from a well-known terror group called the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The police officer said the reason for targeting software firms in Bangalore was to hinder the country's economic development.
However, Bangalore's police commissioner has said he had no information on the planned attacks but is conscious that software firms here may be targets.
Bangalore's software firms virtually represent the country's high-technology face, with almost all the major Indian and overseas tech firms either being based here on having their biggest research and development centers here. Virtually every globally known major tech firms are located here and Bangalore's rising profile in the high-technology world may be the reason for it to have been on the target list of the killed terrorists.