Addressing the border guarding force during its 54th anniversary parade in Delhi, Mr Singh said that the Sashastra Seema Bal not only guards India's border with Nepal and Bhutan, it also takes care that friendly relations with these neighbouring countries do not sour.
"The past year has been tremendous for the force. The Sashastra Seema Bal has increased its strength after the Doklam standoff with China, by creating more border outposts near Sikkim and Bhutan border," Mr Singh said.
He also lauded the force for its counter insurgency operations and anti-Naxal operations.
When asked about confidence building measures with neighbouring countries, Mr Singh said, "Confidence building measures are a continuing and ongoing process. It is always on and should be always on."
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