Forces ready to meet terror threats: PC

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 – In the backdrop of intelligence inputs of a possible terror threat during the festive season, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said security forces would give a “swift and decisive” response to such challenges, reports PTI. “We are increasing our level of preparedness to meet any terror threat or terror attack. And in case of a terror threat or terror attack our response will be swift and decisive,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the inauguration of 22 new police stations in the capital.

Chidambaram said security and intelligence forces were capable of dealing with any threat to the nation.

“Don’t present an alarmist picture. We are fully aware of the threats from across the border. We have good intelligence. We are taking preventive steps,” he said when asked to comment on reported threat to the assembly elections in Maharashtra next month.

Israel had issued a travel warning last week for its nationals which said there was an “imminent and concrete” input of terror strike by LeT.

Victorian Premier John Brumby had cancelled his planned trip to Mumbai following a travel advisory from the Australian Government that terrorists may be planning terror attacks in the city.

Chidambaram also lauded the Delhi Police officers on the arrest of a top naxal leader Kobad Gandhi following a tipoff from Central intelligence agencies.