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
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.