Direct satellite phones, TV for BSF jawans

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 14:04

Srinagar: Installation of direct satellite
phone terminals and televisions at Forward Defence Locations
across the country are among the steps taken by the BSF to
boost morale of its jawans and improve operational efficiency.

"We have installed direct satellite phone terminals in
many FDLs and are installing 63 more such terminals in the
coming days...It will enable the jawans to remain in touch
with their families almost on daily basis," IG BSF Baljit
Singh told the passing out parade of fresh recruits to the
force here.

"Huts with facilities like television have been installed
at all 200 FDLs with a view to provide entertainment facility
to the jawans," he said.

These measures have been initiated to boost the morale
and improve the operation efficiency of the jawans posted at
FDLs, Singh said.

Besides, roads were being constructed to the nearest
point of every forward defence location in order to cut down
foot march by jawans in treacherous terrain.

"The operational efficiency of the force can only be
improved when the jawans and officers posted at forward areas
are mentally and physically fit. We are providing logistics
and facilities to ensure that," Singh said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 14:04

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