Terror threat to coastal cities still exist: Govt



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 challenges.

"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.

PTI