As the operation to flush out terrorists in Mumbai got over, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a meeting with the chiefs of defence services and intelligence agencies to discuss the unprecedented attacks and ways to prevent such recurrences.
Dr Singh called the meeting to review the security situation in view of the attacks for which the terrorists had apparently come via the sea.
Defence Secretary Vijay Singh, Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor, Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Air Force Chief Air Marshal Homi Major, Coast Guard Director General Admiral R F Contractor and Intelligence Bureau Chief P C Haldar were also present at the meeting.
Prior to this, Home Minister Shivraj Patil also held a meeting with top officials of various forces and agencies, at which a decision was taken to step up security measures along the coastline.
The meeting was attended by the Home Secretary, Naval Chief, the Coast Guard Chief, Army Vice Chief Lt Gen M L Naidu and Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry M L Kumawat.