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ISIS poses a major threat to our nation, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said that various terror outfits -- the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Al-Qaeda and Left Wing Extremism are posing a major threat to the nation.

Published: 31st October 2017 02:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2017 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the 2016 batch IPS probationers passing out parade at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy on Monday | Express

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Underlining the role of police in enforcing law and order, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that various terror outfits -- the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al-Qaeda and Left Wing Extremism are posing a major threat to the nation. The Union Home Minister has reviewed the 69RR (Regular Recruit) of 2016 batch IPS probationers passing out parade at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy on Monday. 

After paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue in NPA premises, Rajnath Singh took the salute of the Dikshant Parade from the IPS probationers. Addressing the IPS probationers, the Union Home Minister said that every probationer must be a good officer having qualities of hard work, honesty, humanity to serve the people. “The world is now facing many challenges in security aspects including terrorism, cyber crime and Left Wing extremism. The organised illegal activities are also posing a major threat to the nation and we have taken steps to prevent them. Being an IPS officers, the probationers shall take these issues seriously to prevent them,’’ Rajnath Singh said. 

“India is not isolated from these developments. One of our neighbouring country is constantly engaged in encouraging terrorists... We should take a vow to eradicate problems like terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism in the next five year,” Singh said. Explaining the Central service job opportunities that make unified system for administration, he said these services would help us to remain united. Keeping in view of training activities in the NPA, the Home Ministry Affairs will allocate `5 crore for its welfare activities, he added. 

The Central Government has sanctioned `25,000 crore for modernisation of police departments across the country, he said. In her initial address, the Police Academy Director General (DG) D R Doley Barman said that for international exposure, the IPS probationers were taken to Israel to understand the best policing practices. Responding to the needs of the police and other officers to tackle the new challenges, courses like bank frauds, money laundering, multi-level marketing frauds, post blast investigation, investigation of narcotic cases, forensic psychology and offender profiling were conducted during the training. As many as 136 officer trainees including five officers from Bhutan, five from Nepal, four from Maldives and 22 lady officers have participated in passing out parade. 

Number crunching
 Only 21 women out of total 136 probationers (including foreign nationals)
61 IPS probationers between age 25 and 28 years.
58 IPS probationers above 28 years
Only 3 probationers
 below 25 years. 
85 IPS probationers who graduated on Monday have previous work experience
 37 IPS probationers have no previous work experience



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