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Kashmir still a challenge due to Pak's destabilising activities: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri/Bahraich (UP) 

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

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

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

Speaking about Naxal incidents, the 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 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 has launched the world's largest universal health care scheme Ayushmaan Bharat which has benefitted 7.5 lakh people so far," Singh said.

The also visited Bahraich, where he laid the foundation stone of the state's first Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Indo-border in Rupaideha area. The ICP was constructed at a cost of Rs 200 crore.

Singh said the security forces were tackling well the terrorists pushed into by

"sends terrorist to separate from India, but the security forces are dealing well with the anti-national elements and terrorists," he said.

Responding to a question about the alliance between the and the in Uttar Pradesh, Singh said the BJP would win not less than 72 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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