India's security agencies capable of thwarting global terror groups like ISIS: Rajnath Singh

The next five years would be crucial for resolving challenges related to terrorism and communalism, Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
India's security agencies capable of thwarting global terror groups like ISIS: Rajnath Singh
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Hyderabad: Noting that India is not 'unaffected' by global terrorism, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that the country's intelligence and security agencies have so far foiled all nefarious plans of terror groups like ISIS.

The next five years would be crucial for resolving challenges related to terrorism and communalism, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeast and the Left-Wing Extremism- affected areas, he said while addressing IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) here.

"The world is today grappling with the menace of terrorism and extremism and internet is being used by organizations like ISIS to spread hate and even India is not untouched by this menace," Singh said.

However, he added, “Our intelligence and security agencies have been successful in countering these sinister and nefarious designs”.

The HM also highlighted the fact that the “number of Indians affected by the Islamic State’s ideology is far less in comparison to other nations and the reason for this is social and communal harmony that people of the nation believes in”.

He further said, “Central government is all committed in strengthening the security structure of the country. We know that state police need central government help to tackle the present problems and all that might arise in future. Keeping this in mind last month our government had approved Rs 25000 crore package for police modernisation”.

(With inputs from rajnathsingh.in)