PM Modi to Police Officers: Focus on Cyber Security and Social Media

Narendra Modi addressing the Valedictory Ceremony at DGP/IGP Conference, at Tekanpur, in Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018
Narendra Modi addressing the Valedictory Ceremony at DGP/IGP Conference, at Tekanpur, in Madhya Pradesh on January 08, 2018

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said Monday that cyber security issues should be dealt with immediately, and should receive highest priority. In this context, he particularly mentioned the importance of social media.

Modi further said messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness. On radicalization too, the Prime Minister urged the use of technology to pinpoint problem areas.

He was addressing the Valedictory Ceremony at the Conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police at BSF Academy at Tekanpur.

The Prime Minister recalled how the nature and scope of the Conference have changed since 2014, beginning with its being shifted out of Delhi. He appreciated the officers who have been instrumental in facilitating this change.

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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 commended the country’s security apparatus for the work they are doing in securing the country. He said that the officers present in the gathering have delivered leadership, despite often having to operate in an environment of negativity.

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He said this Conference is helping top police officers get a more holistic view of problems and challenges. He said the range of topics being discussed has become more broad-based over the last two years. This has helped give a whole new vision to senior police officers, he added.

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. In this context, he specially emphasized the importance of involving younger officers. He said this would greatly help in improving effectiveness of the exercise.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and Union Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Kiren Rijiju were present on the occasion.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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