Cabinet to discuss Mumbai terror attacks

Cabinet to discuss Mumbai terror attacks

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss today the series of overnight terror attacks in Mumbai.

The meeting, to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is expected to thoroughly review the country’s overall security scenario in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.

Singh, while addressing a recent meeting with the country’s top police officials, had cautioned that with the ‘globalisation of terror’, the scale of terrorist incidents could only grow in the future.

He had specifically said that the country cannot afford a repetition of the kind of terrorist attacks that have recently taken place in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Guwahati and some other urban centres.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil is already in Mumbai to take a first hand account of the situation there.

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has cancelled his scheduled visit to Chandigarh along with his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is on a four-day visit here.

The Pakistani delegation will be visiting Chandigarh for its scheduled engagements.