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PM inaugurates conference on internal security

New Delhi
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the Chief Ministers' Conference on Internal Security at New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister called for a coordinated response by the Centre and the States on issues pertaining to internal security.

“I am happy to be here with you today and warmly welcome all of you to this important Conference. The importance of this Conference cannot be over-emphasized. The many serious challenges to our internal security call for careful deliberation and sincere action”, Dr Singh said in his inaugural speech. He hoped this Conference will not only be a forum for exchange of ideas but will also result in building a broad-based consensus on what needs to be done in many crucial areas of our internal security.

Prime Minister understood that four regional hubs of the National Security Guard have been established and operationalised at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. Two Regional Centres of the NSG will shortly be established at Hyderabad and Kolkata.

A National Investigative Agency has been established, he said adding “”I request the Chief Ministers to extend all possible cooperation to this Agency to make it a truly effective instrument in our fight against terrorism”. On the other Quick Response Teams and Special Intervention Units are being set up at the State level to enhance the speed of response to terrorist attacks.

“A major effort is being made to improve Intelligence gathering and dissemination both at the Central and State levels”, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh opined.   August 17, 2009
Source: PIB