Strengthen country's vigilance system: Narayana Murthy

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Bangalore, Sep 15 (UNI) Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy today said India needs to step up vigilance in the wake of recent serial blasts in major cities of the country.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to announce the winner of the first 'Infosys Prize for Mathematics' here, he said it was sad that lives of innocent people were lost in the blasts.

''We have to look at ourselves first as Indians and then at the religion we belong to. After the recent happenings, I am sure that we will see improvements in the vigilance system,'' he said.

Mr Murthy said the country had witnessed enough terror attacks and there was no doubt that the government was seized of the matter and would give top priority to internal security.

Asked about the alleged involvement of IT professionals in the terror strikes, he said he did not want to comment as he had no data about it.

Asked whether he had any suggestion for the government in the wake of the blasts, Mr Murthy said there were enough smart people in the government. ''Now it (Delhi blast) has taken place and terrorism has become a front burner problem. I have no doubts that they will put their best brains together to come out with a good solution,'' he said.

''We live in a more complex and polarised world and in a world where there is plurality of opinion. This is bound to result in some discomfort and we will witness some frustration, anger and some loss to individuals,'' he said.

Mr Murthy felt that most important thing now was to create an environment where any issue can be discussed peacefully and in a civilised manner, he added.


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