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Home minister Rajnath Singh talked about India’s relations with China and Pakistan at the ITBP Raising Day

By Sumit Kumar Verma

On October 24, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force celebrated its 53rd Raising Day at Surajpur, Greater Noida. A grand event, it saw the Union home minister Rajnath Singh gracing the occasion as the chief guest. Along with Subhas Goswami, Director General, ITBP, Singh took the salute at the parade.

Speaking on the occasion, the home minister talked about the pertinent issues facing the country today. He emphasized on India’s relation with China, stressing on the fact that peace with China couldn’t be achieved at the cost of national honour. Neither could it be attained by compromising on territorial integrity. He talked tough when he made it clear that infrastructural development on the Indian side of the Indo-China border was necessary for the Indian armed forces, and went on to announce Rs 175 crore package for development of infrastructure on the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Objecting to the unprovoked firing from the Pakistan border – even on Diwali there was firing - Singh warned that our neighbour should restrain from such activities. He said that such cease-fire violations are unacceptable and the forces would be forced to take appropriate retaliatory measures. He even pointed out that our eastern border is managed in a peaceful manner, thus making it clear that our western neighbour should also maintain calm and peace at the border.

The highlight of Singh’s speech was the announcement of 54 new border out posts (BOPs) which would be soon sanctioned by the ministry to fill the gaps at the border in Arunachal Pradesh.

The women contingent at the parade received praise from the home minister, who conferred two Police Medals for Gallantry, six President’s Police Medals for distinguished service, 24 Police Medals for Meritorious service and four Jeevan Raksha Padak.

In his address, Subhas Goswami, DG, ITBP, stressed the need for additional battalions because the shortfall affects the health of the men who are deployed at higher altitudes or posted for internal security duties.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh with DG ITBP Subash Goswami
Home Minister Rajnath Singh with DG ITBP Subash Goswami
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