Rajnath attributes IS failure in India to communal harmony

Rajnath attributes IS failure in India to communal harmony

Attributing the failure of IS-backed terror outfits in radicalising Indian youth to communal harmony, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said a few youth in India were influenced by such ideology.

Singh said that IS and its network, however, succeeded in setting up recruiting cells elsewhere in other countries and have carried out several operations.

"India has not been unaffected by these global developments but compared to other countries, only a small number in India is influenced by the radical ideology of IS," said Singh, while addressing the passing out parade of IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here.

The home minister said that a neighbouring country has been posing additional security burden by sheltering terrorists.

"However our intelligence and security agencies had succeeded in foiling their designs," Singh said.

Lauding the efforts of the Indian security force in consolidating their positions across the borders, Singh said that in recent times decisive operations against terrorists has yielded good results.

"We have to take an oath that in the coming five years, we will permanently solve serious problems like terrorism, extremism and communalism," he said.

He reminded the probationers that last month the Union government had approved Rs 25,000 crore package to modernise the state police forces.

On Monday, 136 IPS probationers, including 14 officers from the Royal Bhutan Police, Nepal Police and the Maldives Police, took part in the Dikshant Parade.

The trainee officers included 22 women. Sameer Aslam Shaikh won the Prestigious Prime Minister's Baton and Home Ministry's Revolver for the Best All-Round IPS Probationer.

Amrita Duhan, the best All-Round Lady IPS Probationer, won the 1973 Batch IPS Officers Trophy. Amrita is the mother of a five-year-old boy.

Nepal Police Officer Rajesh Raj Puri won the IPS Associations Sword of Honour for the Best Outdoor Probationer.


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