New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the 50th Raising Day on Sunday, met the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) troops, from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) and the Border Security Force (BSF) address personnel from various formations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). 

The Prime Minister applauded the contribution of the paramilitary forces and said explained how their achievement is important for the nation. He said that Pakistan is incapable of winning a war with India. It, therefore, employs the strategy of a "proxy war" wherein terrorists sponsored by it sneak into India to cause damage to life and property. In such a scenario the role of India's paramilitary forces, which fights insurgents rather than enemies along the borders, becomes extremely important.

PM Modi, who was the chief guest for the event, paid floral tributes to the martyrs' memorial on the camp's premises at in Delhi NCR’s Ghaziabad. He also took the salute of the CISF parade.

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The Prime Minister gave his consent to attend it as the 50th Raising Day is a very special occasion for the force, which functions under the Union home ministry. 

In 1969, the CISF was raised and about 1.80 lakh personnel were given the responsibility for guiding some very sensitive installations in the country. Today, 61 civil airports, the Delhi Metro, historical monuments like the Red Fort in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra and a number of infrastructure in the aerospace and nuclear power domain are protected by the CISF