Kutch: DG of BSF will visit Gujarat, after Okha will conduct security review in Kutch for 3 days – Kutch: DG of BSF will visit Gujarat, after Okha will conduct security review in Kutch for 3 days

by Ana Lopez

So far around 600 police personnel from 14 states and union territories have been trained in various courses on coastal security.

Amidst the continuous movement on the borders adjacent to India, BSF, the first line of defense along with all the agencies protecting the country, is also constantly on the alert and reviewing the security while DG BSF Dr. Sujoy Lal Thaosen, IPS, DG BSF visited National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) Okha.

After Okha visit he reached Kutch After taking charge of Director General BSF, Dr. Thaosen is scheduled to visit India-Pakistan International Border at Bhuj Sector in Gujarat for 03 days from April 03 to 05, 2023. After arrival at Sector Bhuj, DG BSF was given a comprehensive briefing.

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High level meeting with officials

Ravi Gandhi, IG BSF Gujarat Frontier informed about operational and administrative preparedness as well as multiple challenges faced on the borders of Gujarat Frontier. DG BSF also chaired a high-level meeting with all BSF field commanders of Bhuj sector and took necessary suggestions on measures adopted for border security. From tomorrow he will visit various sea and land borders of Kutch to get information.

During his visit, he was briefed by Ravi Gandhi, IG BSF Gujarat Frontier and Project Director, NACP about infrastructure development proposed by NACP and various training activities including foundation and technical courses conducted at NACP, Okha for police personnel of various states/UTs and CAPF. was given and received.

DG BSF held a meeting with CPWD officials and reviewed the ongoing infrastructure development. While addressing the officers, soldiers and trainees at the Army Convocation, DG BSF appreciated their contribution in training police personnel of States, Union Territories and CAPF on coastal security. He also encouraged to strive for excellence in maritime safety training at NACP.

Maritime security is an important aspect of national security

Maritime security plays a very crucial role in ensuring India’s safety and secure maritime borders. NACP was planned to be set up after a review of India’s maritime and coastal security after the terrorist attack on Mumbai on 26/11/2008. In February 2018, the BSF was tasked with setting up the NACP at Okha.

In April 2018, the BSF took over the land from the state of Gujarat and built basic infrastructure within six months. So far around 600 police personnel from 14 states and union territories have been trained in various courses on coastal security.

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