The response to the Mumbai blasts is about the Indian state. All the instruments of the state are employed in the anti-terrorist operations — be it the army, the navy, the MarCos, the NSG, the ATS and the local police. This is about a united national response to the reprehensible act.
The time is not ripe to berate any civil institution or to make any belaboured point about the primacy of any particular instrument of the state. One hopes that the Indian state succeeds in quelling the terrorists and restoring the faith of the common citizen in the state. That should be the immediate goal of all well-meaning Indian nationals.