Patil assures ITBP of full support on its Raising Day

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said the Centre was committed to upgradation and welfare of the Indo-Tibet Border Police force (ITBP).

''All facilities, which are being provided to the army, will be extended to the ITBP,'' he said.

Assuring the government's full cooperation to the ITBP, the minister said it will support the force in everything it does.

''You need land, it would be given to you but develop it keeping in mind the future,'' Mr Ptail said.

Presiding over the ITBP's 46th Raising Day function here, he said the government was committed to providing good houses to their families so that its personnel could take care of their children.

The minister also appreciated the work done by the ITBP saying whatever responsibilities have been assigned to the force its carrying them out well not only in India but in other countries as well.

''ITBP personnel manning the Himalayas are the real 'Him Veers','' he said while applauding the work done by the force in Afghanistan and Congo.

The Home Minister also complimented the ITBP for upgrading its weaponry, training methodology, commination and infrastructure.

Commenting on the addition of 20 new companies into the force, Mr Patil said it would help it to rotate its personnel manning the Himalayas and they could now be deployed in plains.


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