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Indian PM calls an all-party meeting on terrorism in wake of Mumbai attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Nov 29, IRNA
India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has convened an emergent all-party meeting on Sunday evening to take stock of the internal security scenario in the country in the wake of terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 160 lives, leaving around 400 others injured.

Dr Singh, during his talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, had sought Inter-Services Intelligence Chief's presence to help with the investigation of the attacks.

However, the neighbouring country will send an ISI representative, not its director, Pakistan prime minister's office said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, as the operation to flush out terrorists in Mumbai got over, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held a meeting with the chiefs of defence services and intelligence agencies on Saturday morning to discuss the unprecedented attacks and ways to prevent such recurrences.

Singh called the meeting to review the security situation in view of the attacks for which the terrorists had apparently come via the sea.

Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Air Force Chief Air Marshal Homi Major, Coast Guard Director General Admiral R F Contractor and Intelligence Bureau Chief P C Haldar were also present at the meeting.


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