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* Statement by Minister of External Affairs on attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security

September 11, 2001
New Delhi

The Prime Minister called a Special Meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at which the three Chiefs of Staff and Heads of Agencies were also present, this evening. He reviewed the security situation, and the tragic events in the United States. The meeting reviewed the additional steps required to be taken and the Prime Minister gave necessary directions to the Ministries concerned. The Cabinet Committee on Security has expressed its great horror at this crime that has been perpetrated and offered its deepest condolences and sympathy to the people, government and President of the United States. We have already initiated action for providing all necessary additional security and safeguards required for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India. Terrorism is a crime against humanity and India is committed to fight it and we shall continue to do so.