Rajnath Singh said investigating terrorist activities was a tough job.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that Pakistan's nefarious design to export terror has been thwarted by India after successfully eliminating infiltrators from all across the border.
"I compliment them", he said while inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here. He even flagged the issue of circulation of fake Indian currency, describing it as "oxygen for terrorism".
On the Dokalam issue, the Home Minister said India was not a weak country anymore, but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve the contentious matter with its neighbour China. Mr Singh claimed that due to the sustained efforts of the security forces, at least five-six militants were being eliminated in the Valley every day.
- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 10, 2017The NIA investigations have resulted into 95 % conviction rate. Ahead of his address, the agency chief Sharad Kumar said a total of 166 cases from 26 states and union territories were assigned to the NIA over the past 8 years - since its inception after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
The home minister said terrorism was a major hurdle in the country's development and the Centre had initiated several measures to tackle the menace, including raising it at various global forums.
"Some people say that the National Investigation Agency has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding". I'm confident that NIA will maintain its credibility & professionalism, he added.
The maximum number of cases, 63, pertained to "jihadi terrorism", followed by 41 cases of terror financing, 25 of insurgency in the Northeastern states, and 13 incidents of Left-wing extremism, Kumar said.
Y C Modi, who will assume charge as the chief of the NIA later this month, said today that he will live up to the expectations of the government and would not let it down in his new assignment.