New Delhi, Oct 21: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that Intelligence reports had warned of "imminent attacks" in the country and security forces needed to be prepared to meet any challenge.
Singh said, "There are both state and non-state actors involved in the business of terrorism. India is a democracy and an open society and is, therefore, sometimes highly vulnerable."
"There are regular Intelligence reports of imminent attacks in the country. This is a matter of deep concern and there is no room for complacency," he said.
"We have to improve our defensive mechanisms against all forms of terrorism, asymmetric warfare and aggravated militancy. We need to be prepared to face onslaughts of this kind, but we should avoid knee-jerk reactions," Singh said.
He said the Government is fully committed to the modernisation of armed forces and ensuring their military superiority and technological edge.