In the wake of the Dantewada Naxal attack, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said all options in the fight against Maoists like using air power are “reviewed” from time to time but no decision has been taken yet on it.

“I think, the policy has to be reviewed practically from time to time, learning from experience. (But) we are too close to the event to take a view that the existing policy needs to be modified,” he told reporters when asked whether the government was planning to revisit the anti-Naxal strategy.

Asked whether use of air-power was being considered, Dr. Singh said, “All these options are kept open and continuously reviewed.... As of now, we have not taken any view in this direction.”

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