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Union Home Minister inaugurated integration of BSF with BISAG at Bhuj in Gujarat

Sep 12, 2014 14:14 IST

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on 11 September 2014 inaugurated the integration of Border Security Force (BSF) with Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo Informatics (BISAG) project of Gujarat Government at BSF Camp in Bhuj, Gujarat.

On the occasion of inauguration, the Union Home Minister was briefed about the details and utility of BISAG and need for dedicated, encrypted channel for Para Military Forces. He also discussed the all issues concerning border areas, creek and costal security.

Apart from this, the Union Home Minister also visited BSF Mooring Place (Satish) Koteshwar, where he was briefed about Mooring Place.

Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo Informatics (BISAG)
BISAG a State level nodal agency of Gujarat to facilitate the use of spatial and geo-spatial technologies for planning and developmental activities to agriculture, land and water resource management, wasteland/watershed development, forestry, disaster management, infrastructure and education. Formerly, BISAG was known as Remote Sensing and Communication Centre (RESECO) but was renamed after the great Indian Mathematician of the 12th century, Bhaskaracharya.

The Institute started its operations in April 1997 and was renamed as Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics in December 2003.

Border Security Force (BSF)
The Border Security Force (BSF) is a Border Guarding Force of India that was established on 1 December 1965. It is a paramilitary force and is charged with guarding India's land border during peace time and preventing transnational crime.

It is a Union Government Agency under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs. It is one of many law enforcement agencies of India and currently stands as the world's largest border guarding force.

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