Shah urges enhanced border vigilance to prevent infiltration, smuggling

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during a “Chintan Shivir” of IPS officers serving in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and National Security Guard (NSG) on Monday, emphasised the criticality of maintaining utmost vigilance along international borders to prevent infiltration and the illicit trade of drugs and weapons. Shah further advocated for the establishment of a specialized team within the CAPFs to focus on drone technology and counter-drone measures.

The Home Minister highlighted the government’s commitment to the welfare of police and CAPF personnel, ensuring adequate facilities for smooth duty performance. Shah also highlighted initiatives like the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP) to foster development and employment opportunities in border areas, emphasising the importance of contact and communication with border village residents for enhanced security. He urged CAPFs to promote local products to boost employment and prevent migration in border regions.

Additionally, he directed the creation of national-level sports teams within CAPFs, allocating at least one hour for sports daily to improve the physical and mental health of personnel and strengthen their connection with the nation.

The “Chintan Shivir” covered various topics including border security, capacity building, junior officer guidance, police-public relations, social media and law enforcement, central and state subjects, recruitment missions, Ayushman CAPFs monitoring, training, infrastructure project monitoring, welfare measures, experience sharing, and best practices. Emphasising the significance of law and order for national progress, the Home Minister commended the government’s efforts, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, to strengthen and people-oriented police administration. He expressed appreciation for the role of CAPFs in bolstering internal security.

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