Terrorism could be curbed by sharing Intelligence: Patil

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Bangalore, Oct 14 (UNI) Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said terrorism in the world, including India, could be curbed only through gathering information and sharing of intelligence and not through high-tech weapons.

Addressing a national conference on security organised by the Central Association of Private Security Industries here, Mr Patil said terrorism could not be fought with missiles or rockets and intelligence-data should be collected from villages to global-level.

Coordination was the need of the hour, he added.

Stating that terrorist activities were on the increase, the minister said the intelligence could be gathered even by forging public-private partnerships. The old Kotwal system followed by the villagers should be revived for collection of data on anti-social elements, he added.

He said the government was also expected to make agreements with other countries for ecxhange of information on terrorism. The Centre had also planned to set-up police universities for training youth in legal matters, use of sophistacated weapons and human psychology in providing security to the people in the country.

The economic development was possible with the tightening of security in the country. Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat had come forward to set up police universities, he added.

Mr Patil defended his Government's action in curbing the terrorism by giving statistics during the last ten years.

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