New Delhi: Referring to the ghastly Pulwama terror attack and the Uri attack of 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said, “Enough is enough. We cannot keep suffering till eternity.”
Addressing the 50th raising day of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as the Chief Guest here, Narendra Modi said, “The role of security forces like the CISF becomes very significant when the country faces a hostile neighbour that gets encouragement from some elements within the country in hatching conspiracy.”
“When the neighbour is very hostile but does not have the capability to fight a war and various conspiracies hatched within the country is getting encouragement from across the border and when the ghastly pictures of terror come to light, under such difficult situations, (ensuring) security of the country and its institutions becomes very challenging,” the PM added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was here to review a CISF parade and address troops as the paramilitary force marks the 50th year of its raising.
Further, he paid floral tributes to the martyrs’ memorial on the camp’s premises before taking the salute of the CISF parade.
The force, that functions under the Union Home Ministry, is celebrating its 50th year of raising this year and it is a very special occasion, and therefore, the prime minister gave his consent to attend it, the officials told PTI.
The CISF was raised in 1969 and has about 1.80 lakh personnel who are tasked with guarding some very sensitive installations in the country. At present, the CISF secures 61 civil airports and a number of infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear power domain, the Delhi Metro and historical monuments like the Red Fort in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra.