Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday said that India will never provoke conflict by being the first to open fire across the borders but will never back off.
Inaugurating the Border Security Force Golden Jubilee Seminar on “Border Management in India – Challenges and Options” at New Delhi today, Singh said: “Our forces will give a befitting reply to shelling and gunfire from across the border.”
He said that secured borders are integral to India’s development.
“BSF is doing a wonderful job,” he said, “by not only in guarding the land borders but also taking care of the riverine and coastal borders along Bangladesh and Gujarat.”
Singh said that the Government has sanctioned six Floating Border Out-Posts (BOPs) for Bangladesh border and three for Gujarat.
The daylong seminar is being organized by the BSF as part of the series of events slated to glorious celebrations of its Golden Jubilee year.
The seminar is scheduled in two sessions, the morning session will focus on border management with Pakistan and in the second session the issues on Bangladesh border will be dealt.