Our resolve to fight terror remains firm: PM

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New Delhi, May 14 (UNI) Denying that India was becoming a 'soft state' due to continued terror attacks in various parts of the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said his government's resolve to fight terror in all its manifestations remained firm.

''There is no lack of firmness in our resolve to fight terror,'' said the Prime minister in reply to whether India was becoming a soft state where terrorists could strike at will.

Accepting that terrorists had the advantage of giving surprises, Dr Singh said all possible measures would be explored to fight terror.

''We learn from experience.'' The best tribute to those killed would be to understand the nefarious designs of the terrorists who want to create a communal divide, said the Prime Minister while speaking on the sidelines of the Defence investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan thsi evening.

On who was behind the Jaipur blasts, the PM said he did not believe in speculation and saying anything beyond this would be hampering investigations.

Asked whether the Jaipur blasts issue would be raised with Pakistan during External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's forthcoming visit to that country, the PM said all issues concerning both the countries would be raised.

On the relevance of POTA, the Prime Minister said despite prevalence of POTA attack on Parliament, Akshardham temple in Ahmedabad and Raghunath temple in Jammu took place so it was not the law but implementation which mattered, he said.


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