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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
08-February-2017 15:53 IST
17th International Counter Terrorism Seminar held today

Terrorists take advantage of element of surprise if we live in isolation, says Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated the 17th International Seminar on Counter Terrorism, being organised by National Security Guard, in Manesar, Haryana today.

Speaking on the occasion, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that terrorism is a global threat and the footprint of terrorism does not restrict to any border. He said that there should be proper coordination between the agencies within the country, as well as between the countries, because terrorists take advantage of element of surprise if we live in isolation The Minister said that now the focus should be more on Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

The Minister said that the outcome of the seminar should be shared among the different agencies, to develop intelligence and also use the knowledge for safety and security. He said that there should be collaboration in intelligence, strategy and technology. He appreciated the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defence for keeping pace with other countries in terms of modernising the forces.

The Minister unveiled the NSG annual magazine ‘The Bombshell’, which contains details of various IED explosions that occurred in various parts of the world in 2016.

Earlier, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also inaugurated the Niranjan Auditorium, in memory of Lt Col. Niranjan Kumar, who laid down his life during the Pathankot attack in 2016.

During the day, two sessions were held to discuss on the manifestation of IED threats in the last decade and the global cooperation to mitigate IED menace.

The Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M. J. Akbar will deliver the keynote address on the second day of 17th International NSG Seminar at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi tomorrow.