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No terror threat to Goa shores: Former ICG chief


Panaji: Former Indian Coast Guard chief Prabhakaran Paleri today ruled out any terror threat to the shores of Goa.

He however stressed for pre-emptive measures to prevent any kind of terror activity.

Paleri is in the state for the three day conclave organised by Forum for Integrated National Security in south Goa starting from October 12.

“There is no threat to security in Goa. Generally speaking if there is a good gun control…we have to prevent and preempt terrorism,” Paleri said, adding, his views about no security threat to Goa were “purely based on his personal research.”

Responding to another question whether off shore casinos can be a security threat to the state, he replied in negative.

“I don’t think there is anything to worry in Goa. It is not identical to Las Vegas where some suicides have taken place due to this reason. It is a different culture in Goa,” he said.

The former ICG chief said casinos are localised as their culture has not spread to other states in India.

Talking about the upcoming conclave he said several union ministers, experts and scholars will be participating in the three day long event.

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