Issuing a stern warning to terror groups targeting India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today’ cautioned that the country cannot keep suffering forever. “Enough is enough,” he said while referring to the terror attacks in Pulwama and Uri. “We cannot keep suffering till eternity.”
Addressing the 50th raising day of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), as the Chief Guest in New Delhi, Modi said the role of security forces like the CISF becomes very significant when the nation faces a hostile neighbour, and when some elements hatching conspiracy within the country get encouragement from across the border.
“When the neighbour is very hostile but does not have the capability to fight a war and various conspiracies hatched within the country are getting encouragement from across the border and when the ghastly pictures of terror come to light, under such difficult situations, (ensuring) security of the country and its institutions becomes very challenging,” he added.
In an indirect reference to the air strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan, Modi said sometimes the government has to take certain strong decisions. Congratulating the CISF for its Golden Jubilee, the Prime Minister also said it is easier to protect an individual but very difficult to protect any institution where there is a daily footfall of 30 lakh or when eight lakh people commute every day.
He praised the role of CISF in safeguarding and protecting the vital institutions of the country. He added that the responsibility of safeguarding the modern infrastructure built for New India is in the safe hands of CISF.
He urged the citizens to cooperate with the security personnel. To create awareness amongst the general public regarding the role and functions of CISF, Prime Minister suggested the idea of starting digital museums at airports and metros, showcasing the work of CISF.
Hailing the role of CISF in securing the critical infrastructure of the country, Prime Minister said that the force is also involved in disaster response, ensuring safety of women and many other activities. In this context, Prime Minister spoke about the disaster relief operations of CISF during Kerala floods and also during Nepal and Haiti earthquake