CIA warned India and Brazil about terrorist threat

US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta warned on Tuesday that India and Brazil face “emerging threats” from Al-Qaeda and Taleban despite the fact that terrorist outfits weakened after military offensive against them in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He also that the US spy agency has a “fundamental duty to provide warning and prevent surprise,” which also refers to “emerging threats” to nations like Brazil and India. He said intense operations have put top Al-Qaeda and Taleban leaders under extreme pressure and “many of them are on the run.”

The CIA chief’s statement comes as Pakistani forces with the help of CIA have captured a number of  top Taleban commanders.