Cyber Space Poses New Threats to National Security: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh taking salute of the march past, during the Closing Ceremony of the 8th All India Police Commando Competition, at Manesar, Gurugram, in Haryana on January 20, 2018
Rajnath Singh taking salute of the march past, during the Closing Ceremony of the 8th All India Police Commando Competition, at Manesar, Gurugram, in Haryana on January 20, 2018

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday that a fourth dimension has been added to threats national security faced till now.

Addressing the Closing Ceremony of the 8th All India Police Commando Competition at Manesar, Gurugram in Haryana, Rajnath Singh said commandos should also train to stamp out threats from the cyber space, apart from conventional threats emanating on the land, emerging from the seas and in the air. Hacking websites and data leaks also indirectly imperil national security, he added.

Commending the smart turnout of the Commandos, the Union Home Minister said he is confident that their iron fists can sniff out any evil eye casting aspersions on our soil.

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The week long 8th All India Police Commando Competition was organised by the National Security Guard. Twenty-five teams from different Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and State Police Forces participated.

The NSG team won the competition. The teams from BSF and Maharashtra Police secured second and third positions, respectively. A Sniper Shooting Competition was also introduced for the first time in the All India Police Commando Competition.

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An equipment display was organised on the sidelines of the competition where the latest weapons and equipment for the security forces were showcased. Director General, NSG, Sudhir Pratap Singh and Director, IB Rajiv Jain were among the officers present at the event.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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