The U.S. handed over to Tajik border guards technique for eight million dollars

© RIA Novosti / hushnud to Rahmatullaeva in fotomontajes border guards on the Tajik-Afghan borderThe U.S. handed over to Tajik border guards technique for eight million dollars© RIA Novosti / hushnud to Rahmatullaeva the image Bank

The United States on Friday handed over to the Tajikistan equipment worth $ 8 million to strengthen the capacity of border troops of the country in protecting the border with Afghanistan, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Tajikistan handed over construction equipment, heavy construction equipment, tactical vehicles designed for patrolling, command, reconnaissance and emergency assistance and troop movements.

«The unstable situation in Afghanistan, the intensification of the Taliban* in the Northern Afghan provinces bordering Tajikistan, requires a new conceptual approach to the threat of drugs and terrorism,» — said at the handover ceremony of the equipment, the Chairman of the state Committee of national security (SCNS) of Tajikistan the General-Colonel saimumin Yatimov.

According to him, with the aid of the state Department and the US justice Department along the border with Afghanistan created a modern communication system, built the infrastructure, has completed the renovation of the communications Center, the construction of a border post in Shahritus district of Khatlon region.

Also joint exercises and training Tajik military personnel in the United States, there is a constant exchange of information. «Unfortunately, the funds allocated the government of Tajikistan is not enough to counter challenges and threats emanating from Afghanistan. It is necessary to develop a new security system, go to the modern systems of border protection is a mobile unit equipped with modern equipment,» said Yatimov. According to him, this will help to identify threats in a timely manner and to counter them.

In Afghanistan there is a confrontation between government forces and militants of the radical Taliban*, which had previously captured significant territory in rural areas of the country and launched a major offensive against the city. In the country has increased the influence of the terrorist group «Islamic state»* (IG, is prohibited in Russia). National forces of defense and security of Afghanistan is conducting nationwide joint operations to combat terrorism.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia