Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Direct satellite phone terminals, TV for BSF jawans at FDL

From Deccan Herald
Srinagar, Apr 26, (PTI):

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.

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