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Preventive action needed to avert terror attack: Home Secretary

Emphasising the need for a preventive action to avert terror attacks, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said today more resources should be deployed for the purpose.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2009 19:16 IST

Emphasising the need for a preventive action to avert terror attacks, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai on Thursday said more resources should be deployed for the purpose.

"Out of the three actions - prevention, response and relief - the preventive action assumes greatest significance in averting terror attacks," Pillai said at a conference at the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai.

Terrorists, incidentally, ravaged the hotel, last year.

The conference was organised by apex industry body, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to pay homage to those who lost their lives during the ghastly terror attacks last year.

Pillai said the Ministry of Home Affairs reviews information received from different agencies daily. The ministry has set up National Intelligence Grid which will be operational soon," he said, adding, "Intelligence is the key to ensure sound security systems."

The Home Secretary said there was a need to have standard operating procedures for police forces across all states in the country.

He also emphasised the importance of having police reforms that is one of the key recommendations of a CII report on internal security.