'Co-ordination must to tackle terrorism'

'Co-ordination must to tackle terrorism'

Seminar on Terrorism and its impact on Indian economy

He was speaking after inaugurating a national-level seminar on “Terrorism and its impact on Indian economy” organised jointly by the Field Marshal K M Cariappa College and the Mangalore University at the FMC College here on Saturday. “Intelligence agencies receive information regarding intrusion of terrorists at any part of the nation within 24 - 48 hours. However, the information is not being passed on to the armed forces on time,” he said adding that the terrorism can be prevented completely only through a co-ordinated strategy.

“Conspiracies against the democratic system do not allow a nation to eradicate terrorism completely. It is unfortunate that many lost their lives in India because of terrorism,” he lamented.

Parvathibai Chougule College, Goa, Economics Department Head Dr Debashish Mujamdar said that the world has witnessed more than 20,000 terrorist attacks according to a survey report. Terrorist strikes will have impact on the tourism, economic development and foreign direct investment of a nation.

Currently, India is in the fourth place in terms of economic development in the world. It is expected that India will beat Japan and other Asian countries by 2020, he said adding that the terrorism is a challenge for the nation.

Assistant Commissioner Dr M R Ravi said that the nation is facing the threat of terrorism for the last 40 years. However, no concrete debates have been organised so far to chalk out strategies to counter terrorism. Similarly, no efforts were made to find out the root cause of terrorism, he said.

The issue of terrorism should be discussed in detail and a comphrehensive action plan should be chalked out to counter terrorism, the Assistant Commissioner added.

College Principal Dr Pushpa Kuttanna delivered presidential address.