PM Modi Advocates SMART Policing
At a conference on internal security in Guwahati on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of good intelligence, claiming it was the key to national security.
Guwahati: At a conference on internal security in Guwahati on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of good intelligence, claiming it was the key to national security.
The conference is being attended by the senior-most officials of India's intelligence and security agencies, as well as the country's top cops.
"Good intelligence negates the need for weapons or conflict," said the Prime Minister.
He also stated that more than the power of weapons, what mattered was who was in charge of those weapons.
"It is important that the right weapons be in the hands of the right people," he said.
PM Modi also extolled the role played by India's policemen, observing that "since independence, 33000 police men have died in the line of duty".
He suggested that all state governments should form protocols to honour policemen who have died while on duty, including publishing e-books and souvenirs with the details of such policemen.
The Prime Minister also laid out his plan for SMART policing; he urged the police force to be strict and sensitive, moral and mobile, alert and accountable, reliable and responsive, techno savvy and trained.
Explaining why the key conference was shifted out of Delhi, the PM said, "Security meeting in Guwahati a morale booster for the northeast".
"A tradition going on all these years was broken and this meeting was held here in Guwahati," he said.
17 Oct 2019 11:51 AM GMT