Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country's internal security cannot be strengthened until the states and the Centres focus on sharing intelligence.
The PM made the appeal while inaugurating a meeting of the Inter-State Council (ISC) after a gap of 10 years.
"The internal security of the country cannot be strengthened until we focus on intelligence sharing, ensure greater coordination among agencies, and equip our police with modern approach and technology.
"While we have come a long way, we need to continuously increase our efficiency and capacity. We must constantly remain alert and updated,” Modi said.
He said the nation can only progress if the Centre and state governments worked together.
The ISC provides a forum to discuss policies and is certainly the most significant platform to strengthen Centre-state and inter-state relations, he said.
Modi said discussions with chief ministers and others would help in building strong Centre-state relations.
"The nation can progress only if the union and state governments walk shoulder to shoulder. It would be difficult for any government to successfully implement a scheme on its own.
"Therefore, provision of adequate financial resources is as important as the responsibility for implementation.
"There are only a few occasions when the leadership of the Centre and the states assembles together.
"This forum of cooperative federalism is the perfect setting to deliberate on the interests of the people, address their problems and take collective and concrete decisions.
"It highlights the vision of the makers of our Constitution," the Prime Minister said.