Arunachal needs to raise three more IRBn- Khandu to Rajnath

New Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today underscored the need to raise three more battalions of IRBn to strengthen the law and order machinery within the state.

Calling on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here this evening, Khandu submitted that the existing police force of the state is insufficient in the backdrop of the state’s international borders with China, Bhutan and Myanmar as well as big projects of national importance coming up and the concerns raised by investors on security aspects of the state.

Khandu-with-rajnath-2“Considering the state’s strategic geographic location and under-developed status, it is important to ensure that we are fully geared on the law and order front,” he said.

The Chief Minister further informed that as per the existing guidelines, MHA shares 75% cost for IRBN Personnel and the standard amount fixed for one Battalion is Rs. 17.00 crores.

 However, in case of infrastructure funding pattern is to be shared in the ratio 50:50 by the Central and State, he pointed and requested that norms of 75:25 funding may be adopted even for the cost of infrastructure.

Khandu also requested for establishment of a World Class Police Training Institute for the State Police in Itanagar in close collaboration with NEPA Shillong.

Highlighting the importance of modernizing surveillances, Khandu proposed for city surveillance system to be put in place for the twin capital city of Itanagar and Naharlagun. “City Surveillance using latest technology is must in todays’ era to check crime rate and provide citizens a sense of security”, CM advocated.  He informed Singh that a proposal is already lying pending with MHA in this regard.  Chief Minister also proposed a State of Art forensic centre in collaboration with Gujarat Government in Arunachal by deploying (UAV) for vital intelligence inputs along the borders.

 After giving a patient hearing, the Home Minister assured to support Arunachal Pradesh in every possible way.  CM was accompanied by Deputy CM Chowna Mein and State Home Minister Kumar Waii during the call on.