Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday stressed upon the importance of maintaining India’s internal and external security to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of making the country a $5-trillion economy.

Amit Shah was speaking at the 49th Foundation Day celebrations of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in Delhi.

“Modiji wants to make India a $5-trillion economy and put it among the world’s top three. But economic progress is not possible without securing the country. There is a need to maintain external security and law and order in the states,” Shah said.

“This is not the era of third-degree, we need to use scientific methods for investigation. I told the PM to think about National Modus Operandi Bureau to study methods of crime and criminal mentality,” he added.

He further said over 34,000 personnel had sacrificed their lives to maintain law and order within the country lending credibility to the Police Force and urged policemen to carry forward the good work done by their colleagues.

Earlier on Friday, Amit Shah emphasised that the government is committed to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy.

His comments came after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a host of decisions while undoing some previous decisions.

“Announcements by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman only reinforce the fact that Modi 2.0 is committed to make India a 5-trillion dollar economy,” Shah had tweeted.

Sitharaman on Friday announced a series of decisions including the rollback of the controversial tax surcharge on the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPIs) announced in the Union Budget last month.

Much to the relief of the FPIs, the controversial surcharge on them was withdrawn by the government as part of measures to boost the economy but not before they pulled out about Rs 8,500 crore from the equity market.

The Finance Minister also sought to empower the banks with upfront recapitalisation of Rs 70,000 crore which will induce additional lendings and liquidity to the tune of Rs 5 lakh crore which will benefit corporates, retail borrowers, MSMEs, and small traders who have been hit the maximum due to credit crunch.