New Delhi: The Centre on Friday approved a modernisation plan for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to bolster their ability to face challenges at the borders along Pakistan and China.
With a total financial outlay of Rs.1,523 crore, the Modernisation Plan-IV, in continuation of the scheme Modernisation Plan-III, will equip Central Armed Police Forces with modern state-of-the-art weapons and equipment as per their operational requirement, keeping in view their deployment pattern in different theatres, Home Ministry said.
Besides, upgraded Information Technology solutions will also be provided to the above armed forces, the Ministry added.
“This would bolster the government’s ability to address the challenges being faced on the International Border/LoC/LAC as well as in the different theatres, such as areas affected by Left Wing Extremism, Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and insurgency affected North Eastern States,” the Ministry said.
“Implementation of the scheme will equip CAPFs to improve the overall operational efficiency and preparedness which will positively impact the internal security scenario in the country,” the Ministry added.
The Modernisation Plan-IV will be implemented from February 1, 2022 to March 31, 2026.