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More NSG commandos, tougher laws: Govt

November 29, 2008 13:21 IST

In the wake of the deadly terror strikes in Mumbai, the government will bolster the strength of the country's National Security Guard and enact legislation to strengthen existing anti-terror laws, a senior aide to President Pratibha Patil [Images] said in Bali on Saturday.

"A Cabinet Committee on Security meeting will be held on Tuesday, which will take up the issue of deployment of NSG in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, where there is a need for beefing up security," Christy Fernandez, secretary to the President, told reporters accompanying Patil.

He said the move behind wider-deployment of NSG, which is currently only based in New Delhi [Images], was to reduce the time taken for their induction in emergent situations.

"These will be the main focus in the meeting of the CCS," Fernandez said.

He said the President, who is currently on a two-nation tour and has arrived in Indonesia, is keeping in constant touch with the authorities back home to monitor the situation.

Fernandez said the CCS meeting may also consider other legislative measures to strengthen the existing terror-related laws to make them more stringent and effective.

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