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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
16-October-2017 19:33 IST
Union Home Minister inaugurates West Zone Regional Training Centre of IB in Jodhpur

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the West Zone Regional Training Centre of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), in Jodhpur, Rajasthan today.

The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Shri P.P. Chaudhary, Forest & Environment Minister, Government of Rajasthan, Shri Gajendra Singh Khimsar, Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister, Government of Rajasthan Shri Surendra Goyal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

The purpose of the training centre is to strengthen and professionally empower the State Police Special Branches. The West Zone will include states of Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

While inaugurating the centre, the Union Home Minister expressed belief that this training centre will play an important role in enhancing the professional and behavioral skills of the police officers posted in west region. He said that intelligence plays an important role in the effective execution of internal security system of the country.

Shri Rajnath Singh said that IB has been playing an important role in tackling the challenges of terrorism, separatism and Left Wing Extremism. He appreciated the officials of IB for fulfilling their duties within limited resources. He also said that either Centre Government or IB alone cannot meet all challenges of internal security. Role of states’ police is very important for internal security, he added. He also emphasized on coordination among special branch of state police, IB and police forces for meeting the challenges.

IB places lot of emphasis on continuous upgradation of professional skills of IB employees through regular In-service training courses. In the 21 month period between January, 2016 and September, 2017, a total of 12, 142 personnel were given training in intelligence and national security related subjects. Out of these, 462 were CAPF personnel and 1320 were State Police/Special Branch personnel. The remaining 10, 360 personnel were from IB.