AIZAWL, June 13 - Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked the Assam Rifles personnel to take extreme precaution while guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border so that India�s cordial relations with the neighbouring country do not get hurt.
Addressing a �Sainik Sammelan� at the headquarters of the 46 battalion of India�s oldest paramilitary force, the Home Minister said the country�s relations with Myanmar are friendly and hence extreme precautions have to be taken while guarding the international border.
�The Assam Rifles has to make sure that this relation does not get hurt. You have to take precautions so that the warmth in our relations is maintained,� he said.
Unlike a completely sealed border, guarding an open or porous boundary is a tough task and requires patience and wisdom, he said, adding, �In such a situation, the Assam Rifles is doing a great job which should be appreciated.�
The Home Minister said the Assam Rifles has to play a multidimensional role while securing the border that include maintaining friendly relations with the people of the Northeast so that it can get various types of information.
The Home Minister also referred to a recently launched mobile app where the paramilitary personnel can write about their grievances and seek redressal. �I have decided to check that platform personally once every month so that your problems are solved,� he said.
The Home Minister said steps have been taken to provide at least Rs 1 crore to the next of kin of each of the martyred soldiers of the paramilitary forces. �We would make sure that the families of martyred soldiers get at least Rs 1 crore. A portal has also been launched to help the families of martyred soldiers,� Singh said. � PTI