Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that “anti-India forces” wanted to weaken the country’s economy, PTI reported. “Terrorism is a major issue and many terror organisations have set their sight on India also. They wait for an opportunity to inflict damage on India,” he said at a passing out parade of the Central Industrial Security Force in Tamil Nadu’s Arakkonam.
Singh claimed that India’s economy was amongst the top 10 globally, and that the world had started realising that it would be among the top three economies by 2030. “But there are anti-India forces which generally don’t like this, and they want to strike at those sensitive areas from where India’s economic and strategic position could be weakened,” he said.
Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the issue of terrorism to the global stage, and succeeded in bringing most countries on board to fight it.
The home minister urged the Central Industrial Security Force to hold regular security audits to ensure there were no terror attacks on the country’s strategic installations. He also called for a special wing to deal with cyber terrorism.