Be more vigilant against terror: Manmohan Singh

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New Delhi, Nov 23: On Sunday, Nov 23 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned the police department to be more vigilant against terror. Warning against the repeat of attacks in Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad, PM called for upgrading the intelligence network and making it more sophisticated.

He also suggested setting up a task force to initiate a 100-day plan to tackle the 'emerging challenges' in the area of terrorism, naxalism and insurgency. Manmohan Singh said, "I suggest establishment of a task force which would initiate a 100-day plan to develop an integrated capability to address emerging challenges in areas such as left wing extremism, terrorism and insurgency."PM was addressing the conference of the top police officers at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

"In the period of 100 days, the task force should come up with a road-map regarding the detailed steps to be taken immediately and also subsequent steps to be taken over the next several months so as to translate this vision of an integrated net-centric capability into reality," he said.

He expressed concern over reported communal violence in different parts of the country. He said such incidents are threatening the secular nature of country and they must be nipped in the bud. He pointed out the inability of intelligence agencies and police to obtain the minute and actionble intelligence in time has enabled naxals to carry out high profile attacks.

The Prime Minister said globalisation has led to a blurring of the distinction between external and internal threats.

"Globalisation of terror has made terrorism an all encompassing danger." he said.

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