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PM Narendra Modi asks new IFS officers to be well-versed in economy

PTI 04 Jun 2015, 21:38:16 IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with a group of probationer IFS officers, asking them to be particularly well-versed in matters related to economy and energy security while developing good knowledge of history and culture.

Interacting with the 25 Officer Trainees of the 2013 batch, Modi exhorted them to learn as much as possible about India, so that they can highlight the strengths of the country, in the right context, in the place of their postings, a PMO statement said.

He urged them to become especially well-versed in matters related to the economy and energy security, while also developing a good knowledge of history and culture, it added.  

The Prime Minister said officers should make every effort to ensure that diaspora has a pleasant experience in their interactions with Indian Missions abroad.  The diaspora represent a great strength for India, across the world, he underlined.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary to PM P K Mishra and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were present at the interaction.