Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for a qualitative change in the police force through a collective training effort while he was addressing top police officials of the country on the second day of the 51st annual conference of the DGPs and IGs at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
The PM spent the whole day interacting with top cops, holding one-on-one talks with each of them to understand policing problems in their respective states.
Speaking at the conference, the Prime Minister said development of soft skills was now essential, and should become a part of their training drill.
The PM laid emphasis on soft skills as well as leadership qualities for them. He added that the onus of inculcating these qualities through the ranks lay on these senior officers.
Union ministers of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, besides National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval were among those who attended the event.