Addressing public meeting here on Sunday evening, Apr 4, Chidambaram said that Naxal menace would be completely rooted out in another two or three years.
He said, "Naxalism is the first enemy of the country."
Speaking on huge allocation for defence in the budget, Chidambram said that it had become necessary as neighbouring Pakistan and China were treating India as their 'enemy'.
"Pakistan is training terrorists and allowing them to infiltrate into India and is trying to drive a wedge between Muslims and Hindus in the country," he said.
The Home Minister further said, "Whenever we want to talk to Pakistan, we have to talk about terrorism, but that country frowns upon the idea."