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‘India is unsafe without internal security’: Amit Shah to IPS probationers

Hyderabad | Home Minister Amit Shah has said that India cannot be a safe and secure country and cannot grow into a developed nation unless its internal security system is strong.

Speaking at the 70th passing out parade of Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers, he said the IPS officers had a major role to play in maintaining the internal security in the country.

“Our country is facing threat from extremists, narcotic smugglers and cybercriminals, besides terrorists sponsored by neighbouring countries. As IPS officers, you will have to face all these tough challenges ahead in your career. Unless the internal security is maintained, the nation cannot be safe,” he said.

He addressed the probationers at Lal Bahadur Sastry National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

Speaking about Modi government’s 5-trillion dollar economy plans, he said, “To achieve this goal, India has to have a strong law and order and there should be peace and traquility,” he said.

“You should be sensitive, moral, alert, responsive and techno-savvy. As a police officer, you will get a lot of opportunities to prove your abilities,” he said.

Amit Shah advised them to follow the Constitution and implement the rules.

“Most of you have come from poor and middle-class backgrounds and so, you should protect the interests of the poor and downtrodden sections and bring them on to the path of progress and development. You should always be in accessible the people (Sampark), interact with them (Samvad) and have coordination with your subordinates (Samanvay),” he said.

Shah paid tribute to first home minister of the country Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, and spoke about the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, “He also got Jammu and Kashmir merged with India, but there was a still a line of separation in the form of Article 370. But, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the article has now been scrapped making Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India completely”.

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