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PM Modi Attends 50th Raising Day Of CISF In Ghaziabad; Pays Tribute To The Brave Martyrs

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| March 10 , 2019 , 12:27 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 50th Raising Day of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Delhi NCR’s Ghaziabad on Sunday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaped praise on the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawans for their selfless dedication and service to the nation.

The prime minister said the CISF jawans have proven their mettle during war and peace and during natural calamities. Be it law and order situation or flood rescue mission, the country has always sought the help of a disciplined force like the CISF.

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.



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.

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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.