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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
26-February-2016 19:41 IST
Union Home Minister inaugurates IOCR, BISAG & Tele-medicines projects

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh visited Border Security Force (BSF) Headquarters here today and inaugurated the Integrated Operations Control Room (IOCR). In the new system, the online data received from field formations are integrated with satellite imageries and projected on a three dimension wall for better assimilation and collation. The improved systems will enable control room to respond effectively.

Shri Rajnath Singh also launched the BISAG (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo Informatics) project, which is a platform for satellite communication working specially in Gujarat. BSF is availing this facility for establishing a dedicated communication link to Border Out Posts (BOPs) for broadcasting welfare, administration and healthcare related programmes. Shri Rajnath Singh addressed BSF Jawans sitting on BOPs at different Frontiers through this platform.

Another BSF developed project of Tele-medicine was also inaugurated by the Union Home Minister. This project is enabling the BSF men deployed at far flung areas on Frontiers where specialists in medical field are not available. Through this project advices of super specialists from Delhi are made available there. Union Home Minister was given a demonstration that how patients and doctors are connected online.

A documentary ‘A Soldier’s Diary’ was released by Shri Rajnath Singh. This documentary is addressing the critical and sensitive issue of suicide of Borderman. After detailed research on all probable reasons of suicide by Borderman, help of NFDC was taken to prepare a documentary on this issue. Target audience of this documentary will be the family members of Borderman at their home. The documentary portrays life of a common Borderman. v Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh was very appreciative of all these efforts by Director General, BSF Shri D K Pathak and his team, which are first of its kind in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). He also appreciated the contribution of BSF personnel at the border, and in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected States in maintaining the law and order and ensuring the safety and security of the borders.

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