20th International Seminar on “Comprehends the Evolving Contours of  Terrorism

 12 FEB 2020

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated the  20th International Seminar on “Comprehends the Evolving Contours of  Terrorism & IED Threat-Wayahead for the Security Community”, organised by the NSG, at Manesar, Haryana

Addressing the seminar, Shri G. Kishan Reddy said that Global community  need to come together and put a united front against terrorism as it is a common enemy and nation across the world are facing the menace, suffering  both economic and social losses.

He said that under the able leadership of Prime Minister, Shri  Narendra Modi  India has displayed the resolve and commitment  to the policy of “ Zero tolerance towards Terrorism”  and this assertive policy has indeed led to results with drop in left wing extremism and dismantling  of several terror modules across the country.

The Minister suggested that  we need to equip ourselves  for the next generation  warfare, latest technology and advanced weaponry as the terror modules are also evolving to survive  through collaborations and adapting to changing dynamics. We need to focus on “ Asymmetrical threats” posed by such non-state actors, he added.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy further said that  importance of  improving IED detection and prevention has gained significant  importance  for the security forces these days, we need strategy and develop capabilities to prevent such attacks.

He also emphasized for adopting a twofold strategy- firstly, combating  terrorism must be a proactive and preemptive strategy and not a post facto response and secondly, reaching a global agreement to isolate terrorism and to choke all its lifelines.

While appreciating the Start-up India partnership by NSG to produce counter IED equipment and technologies , he said that once put on production line it will benefit the entire nation.

The Minister hoped that it will bridge the gap in our equipment profile and improve Counter-IED and Counter terrorism strategies  for future.

MoS for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy also  presented    the Counter-IED Innovators  awards and released the 30th volume of “ The Bomshell”  during the inaugural session of the seminar.

DG, NSG, Shri  Anup Kumar  Singh while addressing the seminar said that terrorist activities in India  and other parts of the world are added and abetted not only by extremist outfits but  they are fueled by trans-national organizations. In this seminar the international community will share their ideas and formulate a road map to deal with the menace of terrorism, he added.

The two-day seminar will cover a wide spectrum of Counter Terrorism and Counter-IED issues in panel discussions. Delegates from various countries and senior Police and  security officers from various states and other stake holders   are participating in the Conference.

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