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JAMMU: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the government has increased the compensation for Indian citizens killed in “ceasefire violations” from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh.
“Those who suffer more than 50% disability due to ceasefire violations will receive Rs 5 lakh as compensation,” the Home Minister said at Nowshera in Jammu.
Singh also said that he has instructed authorities to have 60 percent recruitment from people at border areas for Indian Reserve Battalion 5 in Jammu Kashmir.
He also said that the biggest strategic asset of any nation is the people, who live near border area.
“This India is not the weak India it used to be, it has now become a powerful country,” the Home Minister said.