Wont let down govt in new job: NIA DG-designate tells Rajnath

"Some people say that the National Investigation Agency has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding".

He said: "Fake currency contributes to the rise of terrorism and high-quality fake currency notes act as oxygen for terrorism". Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that the "morale of terror groups as well as separatists has been hit hard ever since the crackdown against the flow of funds from neighbouring countries was launched".

Addressing the NIA sleuths at the inauguration of their new headquarters here, he said the NIA had filed chargesheets in 131 of the 166 cases taken up by it.

Rajnath also praised various NIA initiatives to check circulation of fake currency in the country.

Rajnath said Pakistan has been sending terrorists to India with nefarious designs and the Indian soldiers had been gunning down at least five-six of them every day.

Wont let down govt in new job: NIA DG-designate tells Rajnath

The Home Minister also hailed the NIA's role in curbing the menace of fake currency which acted as oxygen for militancy.

The NIA director general-designates comments came after the home minister complimented the outgoing chief of the NIA, Sharad Kumar, for the achievements of the investigating agency.

On the Dokalam issue, the Home Minister said India was not a weak country anymore, but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve the contentious matter with its neighbour China.

"The NIA has established its credibility and impartiality in the last eight years through professional and scientific investigation", he said. He said the NDA government had taken steps to highlight the scourge of terrorism in global forums and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had succeeded in bringing the worldwide community on board on the issue.

Vanessa Coleman

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