Forces will give a befitting reply to shelling and gunfire from across the border: Rajnath Singh

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

“India will never provoke conflict by being the first to open fire across the borders but will never back off”, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Inaugurating the Border Security Force Golden Jubilee Seminar on “Border Management in India – Challenges and Options” today,  Rajnath Singh said that our forces will give a befitting reply to shelling and gunfire from across the border.

The minister said that secure borders are integral to India’s development. He said that the BSF is doing a wonderful job not only in guarding the land borders but is also taking care of the riverine and coastal borders along Bangladesh and Gujarat.

Rajnath Singh said that the Government has sanctioned six Floating Border Out-Posts (BOPs) for Bangladesh border and three for Gujarat. Assuring the BSF of Government’s commitment to provide the force with latest weaponry and equipment, the Union Home Minister lauded the BSF personnel for undertaking welfare activities and developmental works for the people residing in the vicinity of the borders.

The daylong seminar is being organized by the BSF as part of the series of events to celebrate its Golden Jubilee year.