New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said terror
threats to coastal cities in the country still exists and it
was reviewing security arrangements to face emerging
"Yes, inputs received by security agencies shows the
threat to coastal cities from Pan Islamic terrorist outfits,"
Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran told Lok
Sabha in reply to a written question.
The Minister said the police forces in the coastal states
and Union Territories are well trained, adequately equipped
and prepared to deal with terrorist threats.
"The government has been, on continuing basis, reviewing
the security arrangements in the light of emerging challenges,
including terrorist incidents and a number of significant
steps have been taken to enhance the level of preparedness to
counter terror attacks, to strengthen the intelligence and
security apparatus and to strengthen legislative and
investigative provisions to counter terrorism," he said.