He was addressing senior officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) during a review meeting.
He added that he had been apprised of the major issues concerning border security.
"We believe that security is the first and foremost requirement for development. Therefore our borders should always be safe and secure," he said.
The minister added that the BSF has always played a "pivotal role" in safeguarding borders and said that its performance has been "outstanding and excellent".
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