The Home Ministry will provide central forces for the elections once the Election Commission announces the poll dates, officials said.
Rajnath Singh’s comments were in response to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to Bahrain where he highlighted how job creation in India is at an eight-year low.
The home ministry has further directed the states to set up state cyber crime coordination cells at the headquarters level and district cyber crime cells.
The two-day workshop is organised by the National Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
“The borders of India are safe… India’s image in the world today is that of a fast-growing nation,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said
Singh said terror infrastructure in the form of training camps, launch pads and communication stations continue to exist in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Holding Pakistan responsible for creating law and order problems by extending support to the separatist anti-India sentiment, Singh said that the neighbouring country is leaving no stone unturned to provide help, including finance to spread terrorism in the valley.
“While the ITBP jawans have to serve at the BoPs for about three months, I have said that, if possible, the period must be reduced so that the jawans posted at BoPs remain healthy during their time at the BoPs,” Rajnath Singh said while addressing the ITBP jawans, on Monday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate the New Year on Monday with ITBP personnel at Nelong Border Outpost (BoP) situated at the height of 11,700 feet
Rajnath Singh also said the Army was fully capable of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan’s proxy war.
“I believe that all people irrespective of any religion should celebrate each other’s festivals in its true spirit with full enthusiasm.”
A fringe group in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh had on December 17 issued a circular and threatened the management of all city schools against celebrating Christmas saying, if they did so, it would be “at their own risk”.
Referring to the problem of radicalisation of youths, Singh said the menace was a “global challenge” and sought joint action to deal with it.
Given the situation in Kashmir — continuing military operations, toothless polity — Dineshwar Sharma initiative appears futile.
“Abhi toh kuch nahi bolunga kyunki woh haal hi mein adhyaksh bane hain lekin ‘sar mundwate hi ole pade,” said Rajnath Singh.