Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, addressing the nation on Doordarshan, said that the terrorists who attacked Mumbai, killing over 100 people and injuring more than 250, were based outside the country. He said the attackers had come with a determination to create havoc in the commercial capital of India.
The PM said New Delhi would take up with its neighbours the use of their territory to launch attacks on India and that this will not be tolerated. He promised to go after individuals and organisations involved in the audacious terrorist strike.
The PM said that the government would take care of the medical expenses of the injured. He promised to bring about police reforms, tighten existing laws, employ National Security Act and to set up a federal agency to deal with situations of this kind.