Another terror strike from West coast possible: Chidambaram

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Hyderabad, July 01(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday revealed that intelligence agencies have warned about the possibility of another terror strike from the west coast.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the National Security Guard (NSG) hub in Hyderabad, Chidambaram however said the nature of the probable attack is still not known.We have shared this information with the State Governments of Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, as per the practice established, Chidambaram said.

He also said that a unit of the Special Forces would be deployed for providing security to the famous Tirupati -Tirumala Hills.

Earlier in the day Chidambaram inaugurated the Chennai hub of the NSG. Speaking on the occasion, he said the NSG hubs would respond quickly and decisively during a crisis. The regional hubs of the elite commando force would also raise the level of the government's preparedness in facing challenges forced upon the country.

He also said the Army will set up special anti terror units in Bangalore and Jodhpur, and Border Security Force (BSF) would set up a special anti terror unit at Guwahati.

Each of the regional hubs of the NSG would have the strength of 241 commandos and six officers.

The Home Minister also stated that the central government is considering to set up a "Regional Center of NSG" at Hyderabad with the capacity of 5,000 commandos on the lines of the NSG headquarters in Haryana.

The Mumbai unit was operationlised from June 30 and the fourth hub at Kolkata will be inaugurated by this evening. (ANI)

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