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Addressing the passing out parade of CISF probationers at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu, he also said that cyber terrorism was a major threat and urged the CISF to upgrade and technologically advance itself to counter this.
"India is one of the fastest emerging economies of the world but certain anti-India forces are not able to appreciate these visible economic trends," Singh said in an apparent dig at those criticising the state of economy under the NDA regime.
He said that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) needed to maintain its core competence against terrorism so that the country's top strategic installations were not hit by any terror group.
"The CISF should conduct regular security audits of all important buildings and installations. A specialised wing in the CISF should be created to conduct regular cyber security audits and build capacities to deal with cyber terrorism.
The Minister described cyber terrorism as a major threat that several countries were facing.
"The cyber terrorists use digital tracks to attack important institutions, buildings and installations. The CISF needs to upgrade and technologically advance itself to face and counter any incident of cyber terrorism," he said.
He said the role of the CISF had been further diversified and expanded with rapid increase in globalisation and liberalisation.
"CISF's role is multi-dimensional and extremely challenging. In spite of the challenges, CISF jawans and officers perform their duties with smile," he said.
The CISF came into existence in 1969 and has become a premier multi-skilled security agency of the country, mandated to provide security to major critical infrastructure installations of the country in diverse areas.