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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Anti-terror doctrine ready for use

NEW DELHI: A ‘Counter Terrorism Doctrine’ (CTD), formulated for the first time in India, has been presented to the Centre for approval.

The paper addresses issues like dealing with hostage situations, negotiations with terrorists, the role of state police forces, intelligence sharing between security agencies and coordination between government agencies involved in combating terror.

The CTD says negotiations with terrorist outfits, if undertaken at all, should be aimed at gaining time for appropriate action against them. It makes no suggestion of conceding to demands of terrorists. The definition of terrorism is to include disruption of essential services and normal life, “including cyber crimes and malicious software”. A unified command should be adopted for CT operations to bring about synergy between army, central paramilitary forces and state police.

“For this, specially designed courses should be conducted by CT experts for different command levels,” said the paper. To evolve “a cogent CT strategy”, the Ministry of Home Affairs should be designated the nodal ministry for coordination of all aspects of CT campaign.

The paper was formulated by the Intelligence Bureau after consultations with agencies dealing with security issues, state police forces and central police organisations. It stresses the ‘urgent need for a national CTD’ to provide ‘unambiguous guidelines’ for a counter terror covering all levels of administration, law enforcement and defence forces. The CTD entails that the state should “employ all options to combat terrorism effectively.”

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