Vice president Venkaiah Naidu has said, all police forces of the country have to equip themselves with the cyber forensic techniques and knowledge to counter a cyber-attack. Addressing the 48th Foundation Day celebration of Bureau of Police Research and Development in New Delhi today, Mr Naidu said, government and private sector should come together and establish joint mechanisms to protect the police forces against the future challenges, including the threats of modern warfare.
The Vice President said security agencies need to work in close coordination and also with the private sector manning to establish a foolproof ecosystem. He expressed hope that the Bureau of Police Research and Development will constantly come up with concrete suggestions to improve and bring policing in India on par with global standards by adopting the best practices.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said, police modernization is crucial and State governments have an important role in it. He said smart policing is the need of the hour and states must give top priority to police as law and order is a state subject. Mr Rijiju said the 14th Finance Commission has allocated sufficient funds for police Modernization.