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High-level meet assesses threat perception

india Updated: Aug 06, 2007 19:46 IST
High-level meet assesses threat perception ahead of I-day

The Centre on Monday convened a high-level meeting to review security arrangements and assessing threat perception from Pakistan-based terror groups ahead of the Independence Day celebrations across the country.

The meeting was chaired by Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and attended by top brass of the Intelligence Bureau, senior bureaucrats of Home Ministry, Director of Special Protection Group BV Wanchoo and Delhi Police Chief YS Dadwal.

The meeting was called to assess the threat perception from various terror outfits including Lashker-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, official sources said.

"We met to assess reports and inputs from various units of the security agencies," Gupta told reporters in New Delhi.

Declining to comment in video tapes purportedly by Al-Qaeda in which threats have been issued to the US missions and India, Gupta said "we assess everything threadbare and everyone should refrain from making a larger-than-life image of such threats, which can also prove to be wrong at times."

Meanwhile, sources said efforts were on to verify the same from western intelligence agencies, with whom India was having a security liaision if India did figure in the tapes.

During the meeting, inputs from states like Jammu and Kashmir, North East and Gujarat were discussed, the sources said.