Hyderabad, Aug 3 :
India faces complex and manifold challenges in its way to achieving its rightful place in the world with problems like terrorism and Left wing extremism persistently threatening to disrupt development and progress, union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said Sunday.
Rijiju was addressing the passing out parade at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), the premier training institute of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Hakimpet on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Lauding the role being played by the CISF, the minister said with the changing security scenario of the country, the responsibility assigned to CISF had increased manifold.
He noted that CISF is deployed in many terrorist and Maoist-affected areas and the force personnel are providing effective security to the undertakings located in these areas.
“By providing security and protection to industries, CISF is acting as a catalyst for economic growth of the country,” he said.
Rijiju pointed out that the multi-skilled paramilitary force is providing security to major industrial undertakings, airports, monuments, museums, government buildings, metros, atomic energy installations and private sector units. It is also entrusted with VIP security and disaster management.
In view of escalating threats to security, the government has been reposing its trust and faith on CISF to contribute to the peace, growth and prosperity of the nation, he added.
Terming CISF as one of the best central armed police forces of the country, he said it was doing a commendable job in protecting the most vulnerable and critical assets of the country.
The NISA was declared as centre of excellence in the field of industrial security management in 1999. He said the academy lived up to its mission to produce professionals in the field of industrial security, aviation security and disaster management.
CISF Director general Arvind Ranjan and NISA director Anil Kumar were also present on the occasion.