Rajnath Singh: Tech solutions eliminate need for soldiers to stand guard at borders
India is implementing technological solutions in border security which will eliminate the need for a soldier to stand guard round-the-clock to protect the borders. This was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.
After performing the ‘Shastra Puja’ in BSF base camp in Rajasthan’s Bikaner along the highly sensitive Indo-Pak border, Rajnath Singh said, “We want that such technological solutions be used where there is fencing because it gets damaged after some time. This will ensure a complete border security.”
“We are going to implement this too… this will take time but our jawans will not have the need to stand guard constantly round-the-clock on the border for protection,” he added.
The Home Minister further added that there would be a command and control centre where the soldiers would monitor activities on the border. “They will get to know if any intruder is entering into India and the nearest border outpost will be alerted by the command and control centre and security will be ensured,” he noted.
Rajnath Singh stated that the people of the nation had faith in the BSF jawans and it had increased rapidly recently. He also claimed the Pakistani rangers were jittery due to the BSF.
Rajnath Singh further asserted that he had seen their hard work when they guarded borders and also in Naxal and terrorism-affected areas. “You have a feeling of national respect which inspires you. It was the feeling which had inspired Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and Khudiram Bose to fight for the freedom of the country,” he said.
He also noted that there would be no need to use weapons if the neighbouring country stopped using them. Highlighting the significance of Dussehra, he said that Rama was worshipped on the occasion instead of Ravana, who was rich, powerful, intelligent, because it was ‘character’ which made a difference.
Senior BSF officers were also present on the occasion. It is to be noted that the Home Minister is also scheduled to visit the Indo-Pak border during his visit to the border district.