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PM to chair meeting of CMs on Aug 17

PTI  New Delhi, August 06, 2009
First Published: 21:01 IST(6/8/2009) | Last Updated: 21:03 IST(6/8/2009)

Naxal violence, activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits and situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Northeast will dominate the day-long conference of all Chief Ministers convened New Delhi on August 17.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will chair the meeting, is expected to hold threadbare discussions with the Chief Ministers on the country's security situation and measures to be adopted to maintain law and order.

A separate meeting of Chief Ministers of seven Naxal affected states will also be held later in the day to specifically discuss the situation arising out of Maoists violence.

The conference will review the information collection system -- both technical and human intelligence -- its proper sharing and necessary action, modernisation of police forces, procurement of arms and ammunitions, filling up of vacancies besides providing training to security forces.

"Naxal menace is primarily indigenous and home grown. Terrorism, on the other hand, is largely sponsored from outside the country, mainly Pakistan, which has utilised terrorism as an instrument of State policy. The meeting will take note of all these issues," a Home Ministry official said.

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