Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reviewed the operational preparedness of SSB along the Nepal and Bhutan frontiers.
Shah visited the headquarters of SSB in New Delhi along with home secretary Ajay Bhalla and other senior MHA officials.
During the meeting, the home minister was briefed about the “organisational structure, deployment, operational achievements and various facets as well as concerns” of the SSB, official sources said.
This is his first visit to the RK Puram-based headquarters of the border-guarding force after becoming home minister.
Shah was given a ceremonial Guard of Honour upon arrival, the officials said.
The officials said the Home Minister was briefed and given a presentation by senior SSB officers, led by director general (DG) Kumar Rajesh Chandra, about the forces’ deployment along the 1,751-km India-Nepal and 699-km India-Bhutan borders.
Shah stressed that the SSB should ensure sanctity of the two open borders and while criminal elements are checked effectively, genuine travellers of the three countries are provided easy access across the fronts.
He directed the force to use technology tools to guard these borders along the eastern flank of the country, the officials said.
The minister was also informed about the recent procurement of SUV vehicles, arms and ammunition of the SSB, they said.