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Single agency should tackle terrorism: Kalam

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Last updated on: August 20, 2008 17:10 IST

Advocating a national campaign to eliminate terrorism from the country, former President APJ Abdul Kalam has suggested a single agency for gathering and dissemination of intelligence.

The suggestion is part of a three-pronged approach in the national campaign to eliminate terrorism, for which setting up of a single task force for gathering and dissemination of intelligence is needed, he said.

People also need to help the government by being extra vigilant, he said. "People's forces can give a befitting reply to terror groups," Kalam said.

Kalam pointed out that if the living condition of people in rural areas of bordering villages is improved, they can act as a natural barrier against the terror groups.

He also favoured 'out-of-the-box solutions' for tackling militancy and insurgency. "Even families of normal people get affected by this," he added.

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