Can’t club northeastern states’ security concerns: Chidambaram

January 6th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram will individually visit the northeastern states for a focused study of their security concerns since these can’t be clubbed together, he said Tuesday.”Instead of clubbing the northeast, I will visit each state for half a day later this month (to address their individual concerns),” he said at a press conference here after an almost eight-hour long meeting of the chief ministers on internal security.

“The exercise has begun. I have already visited Assam and will also be visiting the other states,” Chidambaram added.

Three bomb blasts ripped through Assam’s principal city of Guwahati hours before the home minister arrived there Jan 1, killing six people.

The New Delhi conclave of chief ministers was held to take stock of various measures taken on the security and intelligence gathering and sharing fronts in the wake of the Nov 26-29 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed more than 170 live, including those of 26 foreigners.

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