New Delhi: The union government is bringing in technology to make the borders impregnable. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that if the promptness and bravery of the Indian soldiers on the border gets the support of a matching technology, we will become more competent to protect our borders. Home Minister Shah was speaking at the function to commemorate Police Memorial Day. The announcement made by Home Minister Shah, to get technological support, becomes important, in view of the consistent aggression on Pakistan as well as China border.
On 21st October 1959, 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers had been martyred in the firing by the Chinese soldiers, in the Hot Springs area of Ladakh. At that time, the responsibility of the 2,500 kilometres long, Indian border with Tibet, was with the CRPF. One of the CRPF units went missing on the Tibet border, on 20th October 1959. Another unit of 20 soldiers, which went in search of this missing unit, had to face firing from the Chinese soldiers. That time the Indian soldiers were unarmed and the Chinese soldiers also outnumbered the Indian soldiers by a big margin. The Police Memorial Day is observed in memory of these martyrs.
Currently, a similar tension is reigning on the Indo-China border at Ladakh. After 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the Chinese act of betrayal, in the Galwan Valley, India has increased the deployment and level of preparedness, in the region. Against this background, the announcement made by Home Minister Amit Shah, regarding deployment of advanced technology, to make the borders safer, becomes significant. The mention of Chinese betrayal in 1959 also becomes important.
Home Minister Amit Shah also paid homage to the policemen who died of Coronavirus infection. At this time, Home Minister Shah commended the police force for discharging their duties, leading the fight from the front against Coronavirus. The challenges faced by the police force, responsible for the internal security of the country, have increased considerably. New challenges have been posed in terrorism, fake currency, cybercrimes, narcotics, weapons and human trafficking sectors. Home Minister Shah announced that the government is working on an all-inclusive advanced technology program, to prepare the police and the paramilitary forces, to face the new challenges posed in various sectors.