NEW DELHI: The three-day-long Intelligence Bureau’s annual conference that brings together DGPs and IGPs of all the states for deliberation on internal security will be a tad difficult for the top cops this time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be present at all the sessions at the conference venue in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. He is also expected to join the cops in yoga sessions every morning.
The itinerary, which includes yoga, has put the cops in a spot as many of them are not into it regularly. According to sources, a letter from the IB, advising them to pack their track suits besides strict dress code, will be sent soon. However, the sources said unlike previously, the conference will be totally out of bounds for the media and detailed discussions will take place behind closed doors.
The conference spread over three days from January 18 to 20 in the picturesque Rann of Kutch will be kick-started with the ceremonial address of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The top cops are likely to have a discussion and debate on ISIS penetration, radicalisation, terror financing and challenges posed by terror outfits operating from Pakistan. A session will also be dedicated to counter-radicalisation, de-radicalisation and government agencies’ efforts to counter terror propaganda in cyber space. The conference which will be held in camps constructed for the tourist festival in Kutch, will also discuss left wing extremism, human trafficking, modernisation of police forces, strengthening of intelligence network and drug smuggling.