Ten months after terrorists executed last year’s audacious attack on Mumbai, the Ministry of Home Affairs will next week attempt to ascertain if India has learnt its lessons and ramped up security preparedness.
The chief ministers conference on internal security – to be held on Monday – will also have a separate session on Naxalism ahead of the technology-guided offensive to be launched against the Naxals.
“Home Minister P Chidambaram had convened a meeting of CMs after the Mumbai terror strikes where a number of decisions were taken. Monday’s meeting will seek to assess the steps that the states had taken,” an official said.
For instance, the Centre had advised states to position quick reaction teams (QRTs) of police commandos at various locations in cities from where they could launch counter-offensive against terrorists in case of an attack.
“The point isn’t only setting up QRTs… but operationalising them,” the official said.
Discussions will be held with the chief ministers on the security situation and measures to be adopted to maintain law and order, coastal security and strengthening of intelligence.