PM Narendra Modi participates in yoga with top cops in Hyderabad

PM Narendra Modi participates in yoga with top cops in Hyderabad

Modi will be staying overnight at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, the venue of the conference, where he would also take part in a yoga session on Saturday morning.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his Cabinet colleagues and state BJP president K Lakshman were among those who welcomed Modi at the airport on Friday evening.Modi at the airport on Friday evening.

Inaugurating the conference formally on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Naxals are devastated after demonetisation, and they are trying to get their currency exchanged". Various internal security related issues confronting the nation would be discussed during the conference, a press release said.

"The conversation could not have been just pleasantries as the two were the first to greet the Prime Minister on the tarmac", a senior BJP leader said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address the annual conference of top police officers of the country (51st Annual Conference of Directors General) that would focus on cross-border terrorism, infiltration and radicalisation of youth.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the police academy at Shivrampally on Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway.

The Minister emphasised the importance of sharing best policing practices of all States and the Centre. Mr. Rajnath Singh appreciated the concerted efforts of the intelligence agencies of the States and the Centre in not letting the ISIS spread its tentacles in the country.

Contribution of experts of various security domains, such as Investigation, Forensic Science and Prosecution, need to be appropriately recognised, he added. Earlier, he paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and martyrs of Indian Police Service at the Martyrs' Memorial.

The Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju and Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Director (NPA) Ms. Aruna M Bahuguna, Heads of CAPFs and senior officers from security and intelligence agencies are attending the conference.