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New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on October 9, 2017, said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) needs to upgrade and technologically advance itself to face and counter any incident of cyber terrorism.

Addressing the Passing Out Parade of Assistant Commandants (Executive), Sub Inspectors (Executive) and Assistant Sub Inspectors (Executive) at the CISF Regional Training Centre (RTC) Arakkonam, in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, Rajnath said a specialised wing in the CISF should be created to conduct regular cyber security audits and build capacities to deal with cyber-terrorism, according to a PIB release. Pointing out that cyber-terrorism has emerged as a major terror threat facing several countries in the world, the Union Home Minister said the cyber terrorists use digital tracks to attack important institutions, buildings and installation.

Rajnath also called upon the CISF to conduct regular security audits of all important buildings and installations. The CISF should strengthen its security mechanism based on these audit reports and also by adopting new technological solutions, he added. The Union Home Minister said the CISF needs to maintain its core competence against terrorism so that our strategic installations are not hit by any terrorist group. He said India is one of the fastest emerging economies of the world. Certain anti-India forces are not able to appreciate these visible economic trends in India, he added, according to the PIB release.

Noting with satisfaction that the CISF has largest number of women among the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Rajnath said he is confident the CISF will be the first force to achieve 33% reservation target for women.

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