“If non-state actors are involved in terrorist acts in India, then is ISI a non-state actor,” Rajnath asked.
Guwahati: Addressing the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference here, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hit out at Pakistan and blamed the state actors in the country for playing a role to destabilise India.
Rajnath, mentioning the gunbattle between armed forces and militants that started on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector, said that the neighbouring country has not abandoned its efforts to harm the country through “various tactics”.
The Home Minister, in his address to country’s top police brass, raised various issues including threats posed by Islamic State and other terror groups like al Qeada. He said that Indian youths getting drawn to terror groups is a major concern.
However, Rajnath said that the country is geared up to face such challenges.
“There might be many terrorist organisations in the world but we will not allow them to get a foothold in our country,” he said.
The Union Minister highlighted the lack of development and quality infrastructure in the northeast and re-affirmed the government’s committment to boost infrastructure in the region.
Expressing concern over growing use of cyber space by anti-national & anti-social forces, the Home Minister says steps should be taken to monitor cyberspace.
Paying his tribute to all the jawans who were martyred, Rajnath said that the role of our police forces and the intelligence agencies has been crucial in ensuring security to our people and nation.
He also announced that the government has decided to sanction Rs 50 crore for construction of National Police Memorial in Delhi.