Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the ground situation after extensive damage to border fencing and BSF posts due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir. Urging the force to step up vigil to curb infiltration, he directed the force to replace the damaged defence mechanism along the border.
According to home ministry officials, Singh, on his first visit to the BSF headquarters, assured the force all financial help in this regard. The BSF submitted a proposal seeking funds to accomplish the task quickly. Officials said BSF briefed Singh of the extensive damage to over 30 of its border posts.
Addressing senior officers of the force during the review meeting, Singh said the government “will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders”. Singh added that he had been apprised of the major issues concerning border security.
Singh also asked the force to expedite promotions of its constables to the next rank to boost their morale. “The promotion wouldn’t entail any financial implication, so it can be done without delay,” said a home ministry source.