Hyderabad: Unable to stomach the country's rapid growth, anti-India forces are conspiring to inflict losses on strategic and critical installations in a bid to weaken its economy, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Tuesday.
Singh said India is counted among one of the biggest 'Emerging Economies' in the world and the country is poised to become a USD seven trillion economy in the next five to eight years from the present USD two trillion.
"I am confident about it. India's reputation has also increased in the international community. Anti-India forces are not able to digest these trends and they want to damage India's important strategic and sensitive installations," he said after reviewing the passing out parade of Assistant Commandants and Sub-Inspectors of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) here.
"They (anti-India forces) will make continuous attempts to weaken India from economic and strategic point of view. And hence, you (CISF) need to face this challenge and I am hopeful you will emerge victorious," Singh said.
Noting that terrorism is a big threat not only to India but to the whole world, the Minister said terror attacks have a long term impact on people.
"Anti-national forces are constantly keeping an eye on India and we need to give them a befitting reply. Such forces will make all out efforts to decimate India and there are no two opinions on this."
Singh wondered why such forces resort to terror strikes on a peace-loving country like India, which is the only country that propagated the spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the entire world is a family).
"I am fully confident, that our para-military forces, our armed forces and CISF personnel have gained enough core competence to fight terrorism. I have full confidence that in case terrorists plan to attack any important strategic installation in the country you will foil their designs," he said.
The Minister also said 'Cyber Terrorism' is an upcoming challenge wherein attackers use digital routes to target important installations. "I have been told the CISF personnel are imparted advanced training to tackle this menace."