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Chidambaram announces plan to tackle terror

Home Minister P Chidambaram announced a "comprehensive action plan" to tackle terrorism and said the Congress was the only party that could effectively deal with the problem.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2009 15:50 IST

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday announced a "comprehensive action plan" to tackle terrorism and said the Congress was the only party that could effectively deal with the problem.

"Our ability to respond to terror is much better than five years ago," he told reporters here, and added that "terrorism is a global phenomena". The situation, he said, had "deteriorated in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar".

Releasing the party's pledge, 'Protecting India from terror', he said the situation would improve during the next six months with the government's efforts.

He regretted the serial blasts in Assam on Monday and admitted they took place despite security personnel being on alert. However, this was not an issue to be politicised and should be seen in the global perspective, the minister said.

Chidambaram said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise this issue. "But if they politicise terror, the people of the country know that our security forces are bravely confronting terror."