Rajnath Singh holds high-level security meet ahead of Barack Obama's visit

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a high-level meeting at Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss the security situation in the wake of Bangalore blast and Pakistan government's order to suspend detention of 26/11 plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a high-level meeting at Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss the security situation ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit next year.

Obama has been invited by India as a chief guest for republic day parade next year.

The meeting was attended by top officials including Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and chiefs of intelligences agencies.

Singh had held a meeting yesterday as well to discuss the blast in Bangalore in the heart of the city. The blast, which took place near a famous restaurant 'Coconut Grave', killed a 37-year-old Chennai resident Bhavani.

Official sources said the meeting reviewed the situation in India's neighbourhood, the recent violence in Assam perpetrated by NDFB.

India has already approached Bhutan and Myanmar to flush out Indian insurgent groups taking shelter in their territories.

Steps being taken for security during the Republic Day are also believed to have been discussed threadbare, sources said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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