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With 'hostile' Pak as neighbour, forces need to be alert: Modi

india Updated: Mar 14, 2011 16:07 IST
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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that security forces need to be alert and exercise more vigil as the coastal state shares boundaries with "hostile" Pakistan.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day 'Know Your Army Exhibition', where weapons and equipments used by the Army were kept on display for the general public.

"Gujarat is a border state. It is sharing border, both land and sea, with Pakistan. And at a time like this, when the neighbouring country has become hostile, there is much more need for the security forces to be alert," Modi said.

Modi further said that be it jawans of Border Security Force (BSF), Army, Air force, Navy or Coast Guard, there should be coordination between them.

"There has to be coordination and information sharing between the security agencies for securing the nation," the chief minister said.

Modi also said that he wanted Naval wing of NCC (National Cadet Corp) in all schools in the coastal areas of the state.

"In the coming days we want to emphasise on Navy. We have floated a scheme for coastal regions known as Sagar Khedu. One of the objectives of this scheme is to have a Naval unit of NCC functional in every school in the coastal area of the state," he said.