PM holds meeting with Service Chiefs to review internal security

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today held a meeting with three Defence Sevice Chiefs to discuss the internal security situation of the country, following the Mumbai terror attacks, which claimed over 195 lives and wounded 295 others.

Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Air Force Chief Air Marshal Homi Major, Coast Guard Director General Admiral R F Contractor, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, Defence Secretary Vijay Singh and Intelligence Bureau Chief P C Haldar were among those present at the meeting.

They briefed the Prime Minister about the details of the Operations carried out by NSG commandos along with the Army, marine commandos and the Mumbai police to counter the worst ever terror attacks in India and free the hostages.

Earlier, Home Minister Shivraj Patil had held a meeting this morning, in which strengthening of coastal security and beefing up of the intelligence network was the focus of attention.

The meeting held at Mr Patil's residence also discussed in detail the Operation conducted to liquidate terrorists and liberate the hostages held at Hotel Taj, Hotel Oberoi and Nariman House.

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, the Deputy Army Chief, the Intelligence Bureau Director, the Home Secretary, Special Secretary (Internal Security) M L Kumawat and a host of senior government officials.

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