President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has called for an integrated approach by the Intelligence Bureau and the police for tackling cross-border terrorism.
Delivering the keynote address at the 37th All-India Police Science Congress here on Tuesday, he said that in the backdrop of cross-border terrorism, the nation's capabilities such as communications, rail and business infrastructure stood exposed and vulnerable.
Internal security was the foundation of national integration, and with the country passing through a crucial phase following terrorist attacks, the police had an important role to play in not only safeguarding national integrity but also contributing to the development of the country.
Mr. Kalam suggested that the congress generate an action plan for the progressive introduction of ICT (information and communication technology) in police forces and the establishment of an e-governance system for the police.
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