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PM warns of terror becoming internal problem

Amid growth of homegrown terror groups, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today warned about the dangers of terrorism becoming an "internal intruding problem" and said credible effective strategies needed to be devised to deal with such a challenge in a sensitive manner.

delhi Updated: Dec 24, 2010 23:22 IST

Amid growth of homegrown terror groups, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday warned about the dangers of terrorism becoming an "internal intruding problem" and said credible effective strategies needed to be devised to deal with such a challenge in a sensitive manner.

Addressing IPS probationers in New Delhi, Singh said terrorism coming from external sources was easy to deal with in some ways but the homegrown terrorism needed required sensitive handling.

He said the growing problem the country faces is of terrorism "sometimes supported by forces outside our country but we must also recognise that today I think there are dangers that terrorism can become an internal intruding problem as well".

Contending that terrorism "driven by outside forces or sent to our country" was in some way "easy" to tackle, Singh said, however, that "if the terror modules are to be found in our country and some misguided elements of our society take to that path, I think we have to tackle this problem with all the sensitivity that it requires."

This is one area which requires "very sensitive handling", he said asking the young police officers to devise "credible effective strategies to deal with this very sensitive issue".

Singh was not specific but was apparently referring to the growth of terror incidents involving homegrown groups like Indian Mujahideen and SIMI.