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Amit Shah stresses zero tolerance for terrorism at DGP / IGP virtual conference | India News

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NEW DELHI: A coordinated approach among the different branches of the national security apparatus, developing the capacity of police forces to deal with disasters and emergencies, and transforming the men in Khakhi into a “people-friendly” force were some of the key issues that the country emphasized. Minister Amit Shah addressed the chiefs of police from several states and central paramilitary forces on Wednesday.
At the first “virtual” DGP / IGP conference organized by the Intelligence Bureau under the shadow of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined to review the security situation and chaired the discussions on how to improve the security scenario with more friendly people. initiatives.
Shah, in his opening speech at the two-day meeting, highlighted the need to maintain a zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and discussed a wide range of policy issues related to national security. Applauding the role of the police as front-line warriors in crisis and disaster management, he stressed that, in addition to ensuring the safety and dignity of citizens, they must also develop their capacity to deal with emergencies and disasters. Furthermore, he indicated that security agencies should have a coordinated approach in the national security scenario and achieve the goal of making India a developed and safe nation.
Paying tribute to the police martyrs, the Union Minister of the Interior presented police medals to 50 awardees and congratulated them on their achievement.
Later, the prime minister virtually joined the conference and reviewed the action items from the previous DGP / IGP meeting. A review of the internal security situation was presented to the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior and discussions focused on improving the overall security scenario with more people-friendly initiatives.
On Wednesday a session was held to deliberate on the different initiatives of the security forces on the front of left-wing extremism. The emphasis was on coordinated action with the states to control the Naxalite threat. Discussions about the role of the police during the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of the security protocol by the police were also discussed. Follow-up actions were suggested to develop a standard operating procedure to handle various types of emergency situations.

Times of India

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