Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with top police officers of the country on various security related issues.
He participated in day-long deliberations on the second day of 51st annual conference of the heads of state police forces, central paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies being held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.
The three-day long conference of DGPs and IGPs is discussing a host of security related issues including cross-border terrorism, Maoist violence and radicalisation of youth.
Modi obtained feedback from the top officials on various challenges to the internal security.
The Prime Minister, who had a night halt at the academy, began the day by participating in an hour-long yoga session with Directors General of Police (DGPs) and Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) and other senior officials.
Modi also offered floral tributes at the statue of India`s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He also laid wreath at the police memorial to pay tributes to policemen who laid down their lives at the altar of the duty. He also planted a sapling in the academy premises.
The Prime Minister later had breakfast with the police officials. He also went around the academy to see the facilities for training of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who inaugurated the three-day meet on Friday, also interacted with the heads of police forces.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the police academy at Shivrampally on Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.
Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, National Security Advisory Ajit Doval and other officials are also attending the conference.
This was the third conference being held outside Delhi. It was held in Guwahati in 2014 and in Bhuj in Gujarat in 2015.