Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday chaired the annual conference of DGPs-IGPs in the national capital with an aim to chalk out a future roadmap for stronger internal security and crack down on gangster-terrorist nexus as well as cyber security, among other key issues.

Organized by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the three-day event began at the Pusa Institute in Delhi. The Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with police forces across the country participated in the event, which will also be presided over by Mr. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Home Minister on Saturday and Sunday.

Top officers of all intelligence agencies also took part in the meeting, which is learned to have discussed issues of drone threat on the border, terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, and cyber security including the Naxal problem. Since the BJP-led government came to power in 2014, a conscious decision was taken to organize the conference outside the national capital. This is the first time the conference is being held in Delhi. A similar conference was held in Guwahati, Rann of Kutch (Gujarat), Hyderabad, Tekanpur, Kevadia (Gujarat), Pune, and Lucknow in the previous years.

Future roadmaps are learned to have featured as part of the discussions at the meeting, which will also aim to prevent cyber-attacks in major institutions like AIIMS. Apart from this, many other issues including radicalization, misuse of cryptocurrency, smuggling through dark web, extremism problems in the Northeast and border management will be part of the discussion.

Plans will also be made to stop drug deals and crack down on narcoterrorism. Coastal security will also be on the agenda of the three-day meeting in which special action plans against gangsters and terrorist nexus are expected to be discussed.

Over the years, the format of the conference has undergone significant changes in the run-up to the conference with various core groups of police officers deliberating on important internal security issues.

By Archana

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