Prime Minister Modi reviewed a CISF Parade and also addressed troops on Sunday at the paramilitary forced marked the 50th year of its foundation.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 50th Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Delhi NCR’s Ghaziabad on Sunday morning.
He issued a stern warning to terrorist forces targeting India, saying the country cannot keep suffering forever. “Enough is enough,” he said, while referring to the terror attacks in Pulwama and Uri. “We cannot keep suffering till eternity.”
Lauding the valour of the CISF personnel PM Modi said “Your achievement is important because when neighbour is hostile, incapable to fight war, conspiracies to hit the nation internally find a safe haven there and terrorism shows its face in different forms then protecting the nation becomes challenging.”
Prime Minister Modi reviewed a CISF Parade and also addressed troops on March 10 at the paramilitary forced marked the 50th year of its foundation. The PM was the chief guest for the event held at the Central Industrial Security Forces’ 5th battalion camp in Indirapuram in Ghaziabad on Sunday.
“It is easier to protect individual but difficult to protect institution where there is daily footfall of 30 lakh”, PM said lauding the role of CISF.
Modi also said VIP culture in the country sometimes creates hurdle in the security systems of the country. Modi said sometimes the government has to take certain decisions and hence it took some strong steps.
This was the first time that Modi officiated an event of a Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) as the prime minister.
He has met CAPF troops, from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) and the Border Security Force (BSF) earlier.
Modi paid floral tributes to the martyrs’ memorial on the camp’s premises before taking the salute of the CISF parade.
He also addressed personnel from various formations of the CISF. They have already reported at the base for preparing for the annual event.
The force, that functions under the Union Home Ministry, is celebrating its 50th year of raising this year and it is a very special occasion, and therefore, the prime minister gave his consent to attend it, the officials said.
The CISF was raised in 1969 and has about 1.80 lakh personnel who are tasked with guarding some very sensitive installations in the country.
At present, the CISF secures 61 civil airports and a number of infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear power domain, the Delhi Metro and historical monuments like the Red Fort in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Source: ABP Live