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Destroy terror hideouts, says Kalam

January 03, 2009 18:50 IST

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam [Images] today advocated a three-pronged strategy to combat terror which included raiding and smashing militant hideouts both inside and outside the country.

Firstly, a vigorous national campaign, involving every citizen, should be launched to tackle the terror menace, he said interacting with students here.

Secondly, Kalam advocated carrying out raids to destroy terror hideouts both inside and outside the country.

"Terror can be be eliminated by raiding and smashing militant hideouts both inside and outside the country," he said.

Lastly, there was need for speedy trial of cases relating to terrorism to punish perpetrators of such crimes, he said.

 The "Missile Man" voiced concern over rising incidents of terror in the country which, he said, were posing a "big threat" to the country.

The former President was answering questions, ranging from the terror scourge to his personal life, fielded by students representing several schools in Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh [Images].

Later, addressing annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Kalam emphasised the need to make NITs a partner in development of the country.

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