Reiterating India’s zero tolerance attitude towards terror, India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressed that the country wouldn’t tolerate any act of terrorism and would do everything to safeguard the nation. He also asked the states to be very serious on the alerts issued by the Indian Army.
He was speaking at a conference organised by the Rajasthan chapter of Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) on June 14 in Jaipur. “A nation that can’t protect its boundaries will never be able to progress. The Centre will ensure the safety of the country and the soldiers who are guarding it,” he said.
Alluding to the recent military operation against insurgents in Myanmar, which was believed to have killed about 20 militants, Mr Parrikar underlined that the operation highlighted the change in the mindset, and showed India’s zero tolerance policy against terrorism.
New Age Threats
The defence minister cautioned against a spate of new-age threats such as cybercrimes and economic attacks. “Cyber-attack or cyber terrorism poses a threat to border security. Now this border is not imaginary, you do not know where it starts from. But it can, if it gets converted into warfare.”
He also referred to the circulation of fake currency, which is posing serious threats to the internal security of the country. In last few days, there have been several cases of smuggling of fake currency, with the latest one being in Bihar’s Champaran district, where four people, including a woman, were arrested for smuggling nearly Rs 1.1 million Indian counterfeit notes.
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