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Amit Shah Lays Foundation Stone Of Rapid Action Force Camp In Karnataka

Amit Shah laid basis stone of Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Karnataka.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday laid the inspiration stone of the Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Shivamogga, Karnataka.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was current on the Bhoomi poojan ceremony on the campus.

In his deal with, the Home Minister lauded the contribution of RAF within the upkeep of peace and order throughout the nation and remarked that RAF personnel have earned belief and credibility owing to experience and excellence which turned the rationale for invitation from United Nations of their peacekeeping missions in 2006, CRPF mentioned in a press launch.

Dr AP Maheswari, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) expressed gratitude to the federal government for allocating land to CRPF and to the individuals for giving the power a spot of their hearts. The DG mentioned that RAF is a people-friendly, gender-sensitive, and impartial power which isn’t solely demanded by all states throughout the nation however has additionally made its mark on worldwide boards.

Rapid Action Force is the specialised power of CRPF to take care of riots and conditions referring to public order, the press launch mentioned.

Raised in 1992, RAF has made a definite repute owing to its braveness, dedication, {and professional} efficacy, it mentioned. The peacekeepers of RAF clad in blue camouflage uniforms have grow to be a logo of effectiveness and “Serving humanity with sensitive policing,” the motto of RAF, it added.


Owing to the elevated demand of RAF, the central authorities had accredited elevating of 5 new RAF battalions in 2018 thus taking its power to 15 battalions, an official launch mentioned.

Of these 5 battalions, 97 Battalion RAF has been strategically positioned at Shivamogga, situated virtually within the central a part of Karnataka, to take care of riots or riot-like conditions primarily in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Puducherry and Lakshadweep and likewise attend to the wants of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh if that’s the case required, the discharge mentioned.

The 50.29 acres of land supplied by the state is not going to solely function the headquarters of 97 Bn RAF however the proposed 314 quarters can even cater to the housing wants of RAF personnel and their households. Attuned to the wants of personnel and households, the campus could have facilities like hospital, Kendriya Vidyalaya, administrative constructing, household welfare centre, and sports activities services together with a stadium and swimming pool, the discharge said.

On Sunday, Shah will inaugurate the ethanol venture of Kedarnath Sugar and Agro Products Ltd adopted by the inauguration of KLE Hospital’s superior simulation centre. He can even deal with a public rally at Belagavi.

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