Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on information sharing and greater openness among states to help make everyone more secure. Addressing the valedictory session of three-day Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police Conference at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister said, security cannot be achieved selectively or alone.
He said the openness on security issues is getting increased acceptance worldwide. Mr Modi also mentioned the emerging global consensus towards greater information sharing on illicit financial dealings, and said India had a key role to play in achieving this.
The Prime Minister at the Conference said, cybersecurity issues should be dealt with immediately, and receive the highest priority. In this context, the Prime Minister mentioned the importance of social media and said messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness.
On radicalization, he stressed on the use of technology to pinpoint problem areas. He said that the officers present at the gathering today have delivered leadership, despite often having to operate in an environment of negativity. The Prime Minister said that the Conference has now become more relevant, in the context of challenges and responsibilities facing the country.
He said the new format of the Conference has resulted in a marked improvement in the quality of discussions. He said that as a result of the discussions in this Conference over the last few years, now, once an objective is clearly defined for the police force, there is a lot of cohesion in the execution.
He said this Conference is helping top police officers get a more holistic view of problems and challenges. Discussing ways to add even more value to this Conference, the Prime Minister suggested that follow up should continue through working groups, all the year round and in this context, he especially emphasized the importance of involving younger officers.
The Prime Minister also presented President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to IB officers. Home Minister Raj Nath Singh and Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Kiren Rijiju were present on the occasion.