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Rajnath's Rs.175-crore package to ITBP for Arunachal projects

Noida: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday announced Rs.175 crore for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for development of infrastructure projects on the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

He said: "The home ministry has given permission to sanction Rs.175 crore for infrastructure projects in Arunachal Pradesh." The minister was speaking at an event to mark the 53rd Raising Day of the ITBP in Soorajpur here.

He assured that the ITBP will shortly have its own dedicated air support system. He also announced that the home ministry has sanctioned 54 new border outposts (BOPs) to plug the gaps on the border in Arunachal Pradesh.

The minister said the home ministry has given permission to set up the portal battalion of ITBP. He said: "With the setting up of the portal battalion, the force will not only fulfil its operational needs but locals will also get job opportunities."

He added the ministry is keen to modernise the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The minister also praised the women contingent of the force for their spectacular show at the Raising Day parade.

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