The centre said today that a proposal of the Gujarat government to deploy four Marine Indian Reserve Battalions is under consideration to protect the 1,640 km of coastal areas of the state bordering Pakistan.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of States for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the Gujarat government had submitted the proposal.
His response came to a question raised by Devusinh Jesingbhai Chauhan, a Bharatiya Janata Party member from Gujarat's Kheda constituency.
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