Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday that India was no more a weak country but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve a contentious matter such as the Doklam standoff with China.
The ongoing probe by the National Investigation Agency into a terror funding case has dealt a severe blow to the activities and operations of subversive elements as well as separatist leaders in the Kashmir Valley.
"I compliment them", he said while inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here.
While appreciating the vigour of the Indian Army for foiling infiltration bid along the Line of Control and taking out terrorists, Rajnath Singh said that there's no denying India is making its presence felt in the world as a powerful nation on economic and security fronts. "Some people say the NIA has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding".
"The NIA has established its credibility and impartiality in the last eight years through professional and scientific investigation", he said.
He said: "High-quality fake currencies act as oxygen for terrorism".
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Of the total 166 cases, the NIA is investigating 41 cases of terror financing and fake currency.
Singh also said India has taken remarkable steps to highlight the menace of terrorism in the global forums and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in bringing worldwide community on board on the issue.
"He said militancy acts as a hindrance to development".
Despite opposition from the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress, internal reservation was given in Uttar Pradesh when he was the Chief Minister of the State (2000-02), Singh said.
Delivering the vote of thanks, Mr Y.C. Modi, who has been named the new NIA chief and will take charge later this month, said he would live up to the government's expectations and would not let it down in his new role.