Marine Reserve Battalion may be deployed in Gujarat

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday said a proposal of the Gujarat government to deploy four Marine Indian Reserve Battalions is under consideration to protect the 1,640 km of coastal areas of the state bordering Pakistan.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of States for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the Gujarat government had submitted the proposal.

His response came to a question raised by Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, a Bharatiya Janata Party member from Gujarat’s Kheda constituency.

–IANS

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