Union Home and Cooperation Minister, Shri Amit Shah, on the first day of his two-day visit to West Bengal, today inaugurated the Narmada, Sutlej and Cauvery Floating Border Outposts (BOP) on the Indo-Bangladesh border to protect the inaccessible areas of the Sundarbans. Shri Amit Shah flagged off the Floating Boat Ambulance and laid the foundation stone of the Maitri Sangrahalaya. The Home Minister also addressed the ‘Seema Prahari Sammelan’ at Haridaspur BOP on the Indo-Bangladesh border. Several dignitaries including Union Ministers Shri Nishith Pramanik and Shri Shantanu Thakur and Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) were present on the occasion.
Be it the deserts of Rajasthan, the Rann of Kutch or preventing crocodile infiltration in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, your passion keeps the nation safe. In his address, the Union Home and Cooperation Minister said Whenever I am amongst Jawans of the Central Armed Police Forces, I have a feeling of having new energy in me. He said Under leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the nation is progressing in every field today, and the most important reason is that our borders are safe. Shri Amit Shah said that wherever I visit various parts of the country, I proudly say that We can sleep peacefully because our Jawans on the border are serving the nation 24 hours a day.Therefore, I want to express my gratitude to all our soldiers on behalf of the people of the country. Many of our soldiers have made the supreme sacrifice while countering those tampering with India’s borders. Due to the bravery and dedication, the Border Security Force has so far received one Mahavir Chakra, 4 Kirti Chakras, 13 Vir Chakras and 13 Shaurya Chakras.
Shri Amit Shah said that under the leadership of Shri Modi, the basic goal of the Government of India is to make the internal and external security of the country impenetrable. He said that along with the hard work, sacrifice, and valor of BSF Jawans, they need to be equipped with modern technology and for border security, we are providing them with modern technology from around world. Today as a part of this, three floating BOPs, Sutlej, Kaveri and Narmada have been dedicated to the nation. Kochi Shipyard has built them in light of Shri Modi’s vision of self-reliant India. The cost of one BOP is Rs. 38 crore and it weighs around 53,000 metric tonnes.