India faces a spectrum of security challenges and there is need for reorientation of the country's strategic thinking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
As the UPA II completes four years and is set to release its report card at its celebration dinner, the BJP has questioned what the celebration is for.
On the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, opinion polls have not brought any cheer to the government.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the opposition parties' conspiracy to stall the panchayat polls has failed.
There have been speculations of the growing rift between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Rejecting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that his party was behind the violence in various parts of the state, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday alleged that pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi was behind the incidents. "The Chief Minister's charge blaming PMK is far from truth," he said in a statement.
Government sources said PM Manmohan Singh will not be attending the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's Prime Minister elect Nawaz Sharif.