Three weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Army chief General Deepak Kapoor said on Wednesday that India had repeatedly allowed perpetrators of terror attacks to get away.
It is for the first time that a service chief has articulated such a point of view. The tough-talking army chief asked the country to say no more to terror attacks.
Speaking at a CII seminar on Network Centricity and National Security, Kapoor said, “The US has not allowed a second 9/11 to happen, nor has Indonesia allowed a repeat of Bali bombing. India has allowed people to get away after the Parliament attack, Delhi blasts and finally the 26/11 incident. The time for all of us has come to say no more (to terror).”
Kapoor’s comments come on the heels of Chidambaram’s warning on November 1 that India would retaliate if 26/11-type attacks were repeated. Kapoor said the country could not afford to witness the repeat of a 26/11-type attack.
Minister of state for defence M.M. Pallam Raju who inaugurated the two-day seminar called for synergy among various intelligence agencies to prevent a repeat of another 26/11-like attack.