PM Modi discusses security, policing issues with police officers


Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, on his arrival in Vadodara, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)

Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, on his arrival in Vadodara, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (PIB Photo via PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held discussions with top police officers on security and policing issues during the annual DGP and IGP conference at Kevadiya in Gujarat.

“Through the day, in the tent city at Kevadiya, there were presentations and discussions on various subjects relating to security. Over meals, the prime minister is holding discussions with select groups of officers, on specific security and policing issues,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The discussions would continue today as well.

At the conference, Modi will also release a commemorative stamp on National Police Memorial and launch the portal of the Cyber Coordination Centre.

He will later present President’s Police Medals for distinguished service to IB officers and address the gathering, the statement said.

In the evening, the prime minister tweeted that he had a “productive day”.

“It’s been a productive day at the Conference of DGPs/IGPs in Kevadia,” he said.

“We’ve been having detailed presentations on various aspects relating to national security,” he tweeted.

“During the Conference of DGPs and IGPs, I’ve also got the opportunity to meet select groups of officials and discuss specific issues pertaining to policing and security,” Modi said in another tweet.

Earlier, the prime minister arrived at the Vadodara airport in the morning where he was received by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.

From the airport, Modi left for the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Narmada district to attend the conference of DGPs and IGPs.

The venue for the meet is a ‘tent-city’ set up near the 182-metre tall statue dedicated to country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The three-day event began on Thursday in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Before heading for the conference, Modi visited the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, which he had unveiled on October 31.

Modi also paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel.

The PM said the discussions at the DGPs/IGPs conference would strengthen the country’s “security apparatus”.

“Reached Kevadia in Gujarat for the Conference of DGPs/IGPs. Looking forward to fruitful deliberations that will strengthen our security apparatus,” he said in the tweet.

“Paid tributes to the great Sardar Patel at the ‘Statue of Unity.’ As India’s Home Minister, his contribution towards building the framework of our security systems is immense,” the PM added.
In another tweet, Modi urged the countrymen to visit the world’s tallest statue.

“I would specially urge you all to visit Kevadia and see the ‘Statue of Unity’. Some friends told me that the Statue can also be seen during Delhi-Mumbai flights. So, next time you are flying that route do try to spot the Statue,” Modi said in another tweet.

On Saturday, Modi is scheduled to address the BJP women’s wing workers on the last day of a national convention of the party’s Mahila Morcha at Trimandir, a temple complex near Adalaj village in Gandhinagar.