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Anti-national forces can't appreciate economic trends: Rajnath Singh

The Minister described cyberterrorism as a major threat that several countries were facing

IANS  |  Chennai 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and O P Singh, DG CISF (L) at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: PTI
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and O P Singh, DG CISF (L) at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: PTI

Union Home Minister on Monday described India as one of the fastest emerging economies and said certain "anti-forces" were not able to appreciate the visible economic progress.

Addressing the passing out parade of probationers at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu, he also said that was a major threat and urged the 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 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 should conduct regular audits of all important buildings and installations. A specialised wing in the should be created to conduct regular cyber audits and build capacities to deal with

"The headquarters should strengthen its mechanism based on these audit reports and also by adopting new technological solutions."

The Minister described as a major threat that several countries were facing.

"The cyber terrorists use digital tracks to attack important institutions, buildings and installations. The needs to upgrade and technologically advance itself to face and counter any incident of cyber terrorism," he said.

Stating that had the largest number of women among the central armed forces, Singh said he was confident it will be the first force to achieve 33 per cent target for women.

He said the role of the 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, jawans and officers perform their duties with smile," he said.

The came into existence in 1969 and has become a premier multi-skilled agency of the country, mandated to provide to major critical infrastructure installations of the country in diverse areas.

 

First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 16:33 IST
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