State actors in Pak trying to destabilise India: Rajnath

Guwahati: Blaming “state actors” in Pakistan for making attempts to destabilise India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the neighbouring country has not abandoned its efforts to harm the country through “various tactics”.

The Home Minister, while addressing the country’s top police brass, spoke on various issues including threats from terror groups like Al-Qaeda and said the country was geared up to face such challenges.

Inaugurating the annual conference of police chiefs, the Home Minister said Pakistan continues to take the alibi of “non-state actors” being involved in subversive activities in India.

“If non-state actors are involved in terrorist acts in India, then is ISI a non-state actor? It is the state actors who have a role in trying to destabilising our country.

Pakistan has not abandoned its efforts to harm India through various tactics,” he said.

During the conference, being held outside Delhi for the first time, Singh talked about the vanishing support to terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir and said Pakistan was still supporting such networks.

The recent heavy turnout during the first phase of polls in the state and attendance of people in political rallies was enough an indication for terror groups about the ground realities in the state, he said at the conference which has been organised by the Intelligence Bureau.

The meeting attended by DGPs and IGPs of all states, union territories and chief of paramilitary forces would be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.