BSF in current strength not enough to guard International Border: Vohra

New Delhi, Jan. 19 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday said the Border Security Force (BSF), in its current strength is not enough for guarding the International Border and called for the need of a separate cadre.

“The Indo-Pak international border is not well-guarded and Border Security Force (BSF) in its current strength is not enough for guarding the International Border,” said Vohra.

Delivering a key note address at the raising day function of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Vohra said there is need for a separate cadre, National Security Administrative Services in the country.

He added there is also a need to have standard operating norms that define role of state police, special forces and army in dealing with terror attacks.

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said there is a need to empower the NIA, adding that terrorism is not only a challenge to the country, but also a global one.

Singh added infrastructure must be approved and technology also should be upgraded.

Earlier, Rajnath had chaired a meeting on internal security which was attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and BSF Director General D.K. Pathak were also present in the meeting. (ANI)

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