Gwalior, March 26: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Passing out Parade of Border Security Force (BSF) Assistant Commandants at the BSF Academy, Tekanpur in Gwalior on Saturday. Addressing the parade he said that to make a border stronger in regards with its security, the center has marked out the new roadmap plans to seal the international borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Home Minister while speaking at the parade said that "The Centre has chalked out a new roadmap to strengthen the border security and plans to seal the international borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan". Adding the point about the rules he said that the BSF had changed the rules of arrangement at the international borders and it is now a “known force” even in the neighbouring countries.
Rajnath Singh said that out of 76 Border Out Post (BOPs), BSF has built 73 BOPs which were constructed recently. "We are also planning an effective grievance redressal mechanism in the forces”, he added.
Tanushree Pareek, the first woman assistant commandant of India's border guarding force was passing out with Home Minister Singh who was registering his tribute for the BSF's first woman field officer. The statement ‘The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) were setting up such a mechanism’ was marked during the parade.
Rajnath Singh when talking about the BSF said that the BSF was the only force after the Indian Army to operate on land, water and air where he added that the BSF is not only the "first line of defence" but also the "first wall of defence” who display courage in the face of professional challenges, show compassion to the troops under command and observe integrity of highest order.