We don’t count bullets while retaliating, says Rajnath Singh on Day 2 of border visit

On the second day of his visit to the India-Pakistan Border in Rajasthan, Singh visited the BSF’s Munabao border outpost in Barmer with MoS, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: October 9, 2016 8:08 am
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Addressing Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Barmer on Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We never open fire first, but if attacked, in retaliation we never count the bullets after pulling the trigger.” On the second day of his visit to the India-Pakistan Border in Rajasthan, Singh visited the BSF’s Munabao border outpost in Barmer with MoS, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

“India never attacks anyone and we do not intend to occupy others’ land. Our heritage is ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, meaning the whole world is one family.’ …we never open fire first, but if attacked, in retaliation we never count the bullets after pulling the trigger,” a statement issued by the Press Information Bureau quoted Singh as saying. The Home Minister likened soldiers serving at the border with farmers. “In the same way that a farmer toils hard in the field, the soldier too works hard at the border for the nation’s safety,” he told mediapersons.

Lauding the morale of BSF personnel despite the adverse temperature and difficult desert terrain, the Home Minister assured them that the government would do everything to improve border infrastructure and the conditions in which they served.

He said the damaged border fence at some places would be urgently repaired and it would be periodically reviewed. He said floodlights will be installed and a parallel road along the border fencing would also be laid to facilitate effective patrolling.

Noting that some of the border outposts do not have proper telephone connectivity, the Home Minister said mobile connectivity would be improved by sanctioning more mobile towers close to the borders.

Singh said the Home Ministry would also address the shortage of bulletproof jackets and consider procuring lighter jackets. He expressed concern at the shortage of drinking water facility at some of the border outposts, and said a survey would be conducted on the feasibility of providing piped water supply to the outposts.

Speaking on camp security, Singh said a BSF proposal for constructing safety walls and ring bunds on the periphery of battalion headquarters and border outposts would be examined. The issue of camouflage uniform being uncomfortable in hot temperature, as flagged by BSF personnel, would also be addressed, he said.

The Home Minister later tweeted pictures of the visit. “Visited Munabao BOP in Barmer district today. I salute these BSF personnel who are guarding the borders in extremely challenging environment.”

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    Ashok Mazumdar
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:36 am
    Counting Bullets needs Basic Education, not Direct MA P Degree.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Chest Thumping at Worst.
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    mumbikar
    Oct 9, 2016 at 1:59 am
    send the half tickets (rss) to do the fighting, see if they last even ONE HOUR !!!! bjp IS USING THE ARMED FORCES FOR THEY CHEAP POLITICAL TRICKS !!!!! No armed forces personnel will ever boast of his achievements,only power hungry and greedy politicians do that.
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    mathimathi
    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:50 am
    Why James Bond 0007 D00VAL Rajnath Ji F000ls can't count bullets in an attempt to recover to freed ours brave soldier Chandu Babulal Chauhan Now.?
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    Vivek narain
    Oct 9, 2016 at 1:40 am
    Bullets should be contracted for from private industries to bring the cost of incessant firing down.
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    PRADEEP Pandey
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:03 am
    There was an era of Salim- Saved,now it is of Amit Shah-Rajnath
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    PRAVIN S
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:00 am
    we dont count bullets becoz we r busy counting and manufactturing ju mlas and fake en counters
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    sahil
    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:08 am
    filmi dialogue, scripted for UP elections. Punjab is already lost hope this staged opera can save UP
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