Security Forces Prepared to Counter Terror Threat: Chidambaram

Amid intelligence reports warning of a possible terror strike during the festive season, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that security forces will give a “swift and decisive” response to such challenges.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the inauguration of 22 new police stations in New Delhi, Chidambaram said that country would enhance the level of preparedness to meet any terror threat or terror attack and that in the event of a terror threat or terror attack, defence forces would respond swiftly and decisively.

The minister said that security and intelligence forces were capable of dealing with any threat to the nation.

“Don’t present an alarmist picture. We are fully aware of the threats from across the border. We have good intelligence. We are taking preventive steps,” he said when asked to comment on reported threat to the assembly elections in Maharashtra next month.

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