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Kashmir still a challenge due to Pakistan's destabilising activities: Rajnath Singh

He was interacting with mediapersons after inaugurating the administrative building, residential block and officers' mess at the SSB sector headquarters.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 14, 2019 17:42 IST ]

 Rajnath Singh/PTI

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Kashmir was still a challenge due to destabilising activities by Pakistan.

Singh was interacting with mediapersons after inaugurating the administrative building, residential block and officers' mess at the SSB sector headquarters.

"Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by neighbouring Pakistan. However, the Army, the CRPF, the J&K police and intelligence bureau men are acting in better coordination," he said.

The home minister said naxal incidents had dropped by 50 per cent during the last four years, while extremist violence in northeastern areas saw a decline of 80 per cent.

Lauding improvements made on the internal security front, he said, "No major terrorist incident had taken place in India during the last four-and-a-half years (of the Narendra Modi government)."

Singh said the country's economy today was counted as the world's fastest growing.

"By 2030, the Indian economy would rank among top three economies of the world," he said.

"The Modi government has launched the world's largest universal health care scheme Ayushmaan Bharat which has benefitted 7.5 lakh people so far," Singh said. 

(With PTI inputs)

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