Government committed to strengthen BSF: Kiren Rijiju


The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has said that the government is committed for strengthening the Border Security Force (BSF). Shri Rijiju was addressing the Induction Ceremony of Two Mi – 17 V5 Helicopters into the BSF, here today.

The Minister said that the induction of these two helicopters into the BSF will bolster the air support missions for BSF troops along India’s borders and in the hinterland during anti-LWE operations. The Russian made Mi- 17 V5 choppers will boost the flying capability of BSF Air Wing and these will be deployed for a variety of Internal Security related tasks and also in some of the most arduous and inhospitable conditions on the borders, he added. Shri Rijiju said that the choppers are armed with the latest in avionics and night flying capabilities, both of which were longstanding BSF requirement.

The Director General, BSF, Shri D.K. Pathak and other senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and BSF were present on the occasion.