PM asks security agencies to build better infrastructure

PM Manmohan Singh asked security agencies to improve their professional standards and build better infrastructure to counter the "new generation" of terrorists.

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 12:47 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asked security agencies to improve their professional
standards and build better infrastructure to counter the "new
generation" of terrorists who have acquired State-like
military capabilities in their fighting strategies and
tactics.

"The number of important dignitaries at risk from
terrorists has also been rising and this is a cause for major
concern for Governments across the globe," he said addressing
the 26th Raising Day of Special Protection Group (SPG).
He said India is no exception particularly since it has
been fighting cross-border terrorism for almost three decades.

Singh said that the threat of terrorism today has
acquired new dimensions and it recognised no borders and
transcends geographical limits and constraints.
"The new generation of terrorists possesses far greater
capability to create networks for sharing knowledge, skills
and resources. They have acquired State-like military
capabilities in many of their fighting strategies and
tactics," the Prime Minister said.

Though the role of internal security agencies in the
country in ensuring peace and stability was better appreciated
today than ever before, he said there was no doubt that the
police and security authorities could be much more effective
by improving their professional standards and build more
appropriate and better infrastructure.

PTI