Rajnath seeks roadmap for strengthening internal security

NEW DELHI, June 2: Taking note of concerns voiced over government’s development projects being affected by the internal security situation, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked chiefs of security agencies and paramilitary forces to quickly prepare a roadmap to strengthen the security architecture.
At a meeting attended by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, chiefs of Intelligence Bureau(IB), RAW and others, Singh reviewed the security situation and asked them to prepare a blueprint to ensure a good security environment for faster development.
“Development requires good security environment. Government is committed to it,” Singh said at the hour-long meeting.
Besides Doval, the meeting was attended by IB Chief Asif Ibrahim, Chief of Research and Analysis Wing Alok Joshi and heads of paramilitary forces.
While taking over as the Home Minister, Rajnath had asked his officials to come up with out of the box ideas for internal security and for better coordination between the Centre and states.
He had said that the blueprint should also contain ideas to resolve border disputes with neighbouring countries without compromising national interests.
Crucial divisions dealing with internal security, Naxal management, Centre-State, Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast have also been directed to give their inputs in the next few days for this exercise.
Singh has already been briefed about the problems along the international border, like infiltration from Bangladesh and dispute with Pakistan on Sir Creek, and ways to resolve them. (PTI)

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