Terrorism is India's biggest threat: Pranab Mukherjee

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New Delhi, Sep 18: Pranab Mukherjee, the External Affairs Minister of India said that terrorism has turned out be India's biggest threat. He added that India honestly wanted to root out terrorism.

"We believe that terrorism is our greatest threat that we honestly want to deal. We have been facing this scourge since almost last three decades. Terrorists are increasingly and deliberately targeting symbols of our national pride and economic dynamism to disrupt normal life," Mukherjee told in a seminar in New Delhi on Wednesday, Sep 17 evening.

Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, Sep 17 said that the recent terror strikes in various cities show vast gaps in intelligence network in the country. He also suggested better co-ordination 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.

Prime Minister 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.

ANI

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