New Delhi: Union Minister Rajnath Singh today said the latest equipment was being inducted into the BSF for better and more effective domination of the border areas along the LoC and to help reduce the work load of personnel.
Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today met the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the Line of Control (LoC) campus here in Rajouri district. “The latest gadgets and equipment are being inducted into the BSF, which besides acting as force multiplier for better and more effective domination of the border areas, will also provide relief to jawans by reducing their work load,” Singh told BSF personnel at Noushera campus.
The Home Minister said that excellent border management by the BSF has helped in instilling belief among general public that they are safe as one of the best border guarding force in the world was guarding them.
Praising the jawans of the “First Wall of Indian Defence”, he said safety and security of our soldiers, performing duties in complex circumstances, was the prime concern of the government, particularly the Home Ministry.
“Getting the best surveillance equipments under modernisation programme is one of the priorities for the government”, he said. During his visit, Singh also took stock of operational preparedness on the Line of Control and International Boundary (IB) in prevailing security scenario.
The Home minister was welcomed at the Naushera campus by ADG BSF Western Command, Kamal Nayan Chaubey and IG BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awatar. Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh, J-K Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, J-K Chief Secretary B B Vyas and J-K DG Police S P Vaid also attended the programme.
The IG BSF briefed the Home minister on the prevailing security scenario, various measures undertaken by the force to strengthen the border protection, the existing border control and protection mechanism undertaken and the likely threats. ADG BSF Kamal Nayan Chaubey said that due to gallant and vigilant duty by BSF troops that all infiltration bids from counterpart territory were successfully thwarted during last one year.
Singh also addressed the ‘Prahari Sammellan’ held with BSF officers and jawans. He had an informal interaction with jawans.