Prime Minister admits of intelligence lapses

September 17th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the recent terror strikes in various cities show vast gaps in intelligence network in the country.
Speaking ahead of a crucial cabinet meeting on countering terrorism in New Delhi, Dr. Singh suggested better coordination and integration among the existing agencies for devising effective counter-terrorism strategy.
However, the Prime Minister rejected a proposal for a new central agency for countering terrorism.
Dr. Singh also said that there was no question of being soft on terror and added that the government is actively considering legislation to further strengthen anti-terror law.
Amid speculation about creation of a new post of Internal Security Minister, the Prime Minister today convened a special meeting of the Union Cabinet in the backdrop of rising terror attacks in the country. (ANI)

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