India better prepared to tackle challenges posed by terrorism: PM

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the internal security situation is better and the country is better prepared to tackle the challenges posed by terrorism.

Meeting editors ahead of the budget session of parliament at his official 7 Race Course residence on Wednesday morning, Dr Singh further said the government deserved some credit for this.

Referring to the country’s internal security, he said it was a worry but the government was committed to bring every culprit to book. “We are prepared to deal with terror and many potential terror acts,” he said.

Welcoming the talks with the leaders of the United Liberation Front of Asom, the Prime Minister said: “In the north-east, things are getting normalised. Talks have begun with the ULFA and they will have far reaching consequences for the region. ”

On Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Singh said: “The situation is now under control and people there can look forward to orderly development of processes. This will bring hope to youth there as development will bring employment opportunities.”

The Prime Minister’s media conference comes in the wake of a number of corruption scams and is significant as it comes in the backdrop of several allegations of financial irregularities. (ANI)

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