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New Delhi : The Vice President (VP) of India M Venkaiah Naidu on October 16, 2017, said that the International community has to launch a concerted effort to isolate States sponsoring terrorism.

He was addressing the 33rd Raising Day Celebrations of the National Security Guard (NSG) at Manesar, Haryana. Minister for Education, Haryana, Ram Bilash Sharma, and Director General, NSG, Sudhir Pratap Singh were also present on the occasion.  The Vice President paid homage to the 19 Brave Martyrs of NSG, who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty upholding the highest traditions of valour and sacrifice.

The Vice President said that NSG is a specially-trained, highly skilled and hugely motivated force tasked with multifarious responsibilities and the entire nation is proud of their achievements. He said that the National Security Guard is synonymous with bravery, professionalism and extreme dedication. The country will always remember the defining role NSG played in Akshardham, Mumbai and Pathankot attacks and neutralizing the grave threat, performing its tasks with great professional elan, he added, according to a PIB release.
The Vice President said in recent years, terrorist incidents have increased world over and some of the attacks have occurred at places which never experienced such events. He further said that India is facing the menace of terrorism for the past three decades. “We have always given a befitting reply to such anti-national elements,” he added.
The Vice President said that there has been a paradigm shift in the modus operandi of our adversaries, wherein the threat is not limited only to border areas, but has manifested in the hinterland also. This requires constant reviewing and enhancement of our operational capabilities, he added. The Vice President appealed to the United Nations to see the conclusion of a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism, the proposal for which from India is pending since 1996, according to the PIB release.

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