Antony meets three services chiefs, reviews terror threat from air

December 3rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI  

By Praful Kumar Singh

New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): In wake of terrorists from across the border using sea route to attack Mumbai, Defence Minister AK Antony today reviewed in detail preparedness of the Armed Forces against any possible terror threats from air.

Antonys took stock of the situation a day after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) made plans for strengthening internal security by taking a series of measures.

The Defence Minister called for greater coordination among all agencies both Defence and Internal Security in such a way that intelligence inputs available become actionable.

Antonys comments came at a meeting with the top brass of Ministry of Defence attended by the three Service Chiefs Admiral Sureesh Mehta, General Deepak Kapoor, Air Chief Marshal FH Major and the Defence Secretary Vijay Singh.

The meeting was called to review the security situation and the state of preparedness to face any terrorist threats.

The meeting also discussed the plan for coastal security and the acquisition of systems and platforms including coastal radars and interceptor boats, etc.

The situation along the Line of Control was also discussed including tightening of measures to prevent infiltration of terrorists, as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is known to be an important area for recruitment and training of terrorists. (ANI)

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