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Kashmir a challenge due to Pakistan's destabilising activities: Rajnath

Speaking about Naxal incidents, the home minister said they had dropped by 50 per cent during the last four years

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by Pakistan, Union Home Minister said here on Monday.

He was talking to mediapersons after inaugurating the administrative building, residential block and officers' mess at the SSB sector headquarters here.

"Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by neighbouring However, the Army, the CRPF, the J&K police and intelligence bureau men are acting in better coordination," he said.

Speaking about Naxal incidents, the home minister said they had dropped by 50 per cent during the last four years.

Extremist violence in northeastern areas saw a decline of 80 per cent, Singh said.

Lauding improvements made on the internal security front, he said, "No major terrorist incident had taken place in India during the last four-and-a-half years (of the Narendra Modi government)."

Singh said the country's economy today was counted as the world's fastest growing.

"By 2030, the Indian economy would rank among top three economies of the world," he said.

"The Modi government has launched the world's largest universal health care scheme Ayushmaan Bharat which has benefitted 7.5 lakh people so far," Singh said.

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 17:20 IST
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