Zero tolerance policy on terror and Naxal threats: Chidambaram
India's policy is that of "zero tolerance" with regard to terrorism and naxalism, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said in Mumbai on Monday.india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 22:44 IST
India's policy is that of "zero tolerance" with regard to terrorism and naxalism, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said in Mumbai on Monday.
"Zero tolerance is our policy for terrorism and Naxal threats," Chidambaram told reporters after reviewing security situation in Maharashtra in the backdrop of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
"As far as cities like Mumbai are concerned, the level of threat (from terrorism) is very high and we must be prepared. Our response time has to be quick," he said.
Around 1.40 lakh paramilitary personnel would be recruited over next few months, he said in reply to a query.
Expressing his sadness over recent killing of 15 policemen by Naxals in Gadchiroli district, Chidambaram said he also reviewed anti-naxal operations at today's meeting.
"The Naxal menace, which was earlier contained in three districts of the state, has moved to Gujarat-Maharashtra border," he said.
The state government has offered land for setting up NSG hub near Mumbai and selection of land for the hub would be made quickly, Chidambaram added.
First Published: Feb 09, 2009 22:44 IST