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  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir 5 days ago

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania July 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan kills one BSF personnel, injures four July 16, 2014

    Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the International Border in Jammu district, killing one BSF personnel and leaving four injured. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate July 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in forward area along International Border in Jammu district with small weapons, prompting BSF troops to retaliate. "Pakistan rangers resorted to firing by small weapons along the IB in Pindi border belt in R S Pura sector of Jammu district...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred July 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several villagers...
  • Naxal, wanted for attack on police party, arrested in Kanker July 1, 2014

    A Naxal, wanted in several incidents of crime, has been arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kanker district. The cadre, identified as Daya Ram Dhruve (21), was nabbed from Bilaikachhar village under Siksod police station limits Monday evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash said on Tuesday. A joint party...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF ex-officer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" vis-a-vis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • 5.8 kg of gold seized from Indo-Bangla border; one held June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: BSF troops on Thursday seized over 5 kgs of gold, including 27 biscuits made of the yellow metal, when the cache was being smuggled across West Bengal's border with Bangladesh. Officials said that a Border Security Force patrol early on Thursday morning apprehended a person from Amudia border post...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh for doubling police modernisation budget June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to better equip police and paramilitary forces in the country, the Union Home Ministry has decided to seek doubling of the budgetary allocation for their modernisation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met officials to discuss issues "which need to be addressed on priority"...
  • BSF, villagers clash in Tripura, 2 killed and 10 injured June 7, 2014

    Tripura: Two persons, including a BSF jawan, were killed and ten injured during a clash between the border guards and villagers at South Ramnagar. The clash took place when the BSF personnel were chasing smugglers during a routine patrol in the area near the Indo-Bangla border last night, BSF DIG...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday May 25, 2014

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they...
  • Varanasi turns into a fortress ahead of polling on Monday May 11, 2014

    Ahead of a blockbuster battle, Varanasi has turned into a fortress with almost 45 thousand security personnel on the ground, manning every nook and corner as we speak, there's the BSF, there's the local state police officials, there is the CRPF we are being told all here to ensure that...
  • 59,000 security personnel, 2 helicopters for polls in Bihar April 29, 2014

    Altogether 59,000 personnel of central paramilitary forces and state police and two helicopters would be deployed during elections to seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar on April 30. Chief Secretary AK Sinha said on Monday 145 companies of central paramilitary forces, including 35 companies of BSF and 34 companies of CRPF,...
  • Suspected Pakistani intruder nabbed at Indo-Pak border in Sri Ganganagar February 22, 2014

    BSF on Friday nabbed a suspected Pakistani intruder along the Indo-Pak border in Anoopgarh sector in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 50-year-old suspected Pakistani national was caught by BSF troops, who later handed him over to Gharsana Police for further interrogation, officials said. ...
  • 35-year-old Pakistan intruder arrested by BSF in Sriganganagar February 21, 2014

    A Pakistani intruder was caught by security forces in border area of Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan. 35-year-old Akbar Ali was caught on Wednesday by Border Security Forces (BSF). He was later handed over to police. "The accused is being jointly interrogated by security agencies," a police officer said. ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • Man crosses over into Pak territory, did not return back home February 12, 2014

    A man allegedly crossed over to Pakistan, but has not been handed back to Border Security Force by Pakistani authorities, a senior BSF officer said. The man crossed the border from near Babliyan outpost on Sunday evening following which a flag meeting was held, IG BSF PC Meena said. There is no...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other junior-rank officials in central paramilitary forces of the country is set for a change as the Union Home Ministry has decided to usher transparency in the process by using gadgets like CCTV cameras and RFID tags. The Ministry, which plans to recruit...
  • Republic Day: Google posts a tricolour doodle January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating India's 65th Republic Day, Google posted a doodle on the Google India homepage. The doodle features Border Security Force (BSF) daredevils in saffron, white, and green, performing a balancing act - with the second O in Google appearing as a prop in the stunt. The other letters of...
  • Haryana assures jobs to kin of soldier, police martyrs January 24, 2014

    A member of the family of anyone from the armed forces, paramilitary corps or police force hailing from Haryana who is martyred in the course of duty will be given a job on compassionate grounds, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The family of the martyr will also receive...
  • BSF personnel killed after being hit by bullet January 23, 2014

    Krishnanagar: A BSF personnel was killed on Wednesday when a stray bullet struck him at Tungi in Nadia district, close to Bangladesh border. Balkrishnan (41) of 113 Battalion died when a bullet struck his forehead during discharging of duty at Tungi around 9 pm, DSP (HQ) Dibyojyoti Das said....
  • Centre deploys six Sashastra Seema Bal battalions in Chhattisgarh January 20, 2014

    The government has decided to deploy close to 6,000 additional Central security forces personnel for conducting specialised tasks in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh. Out of the six new battalions which will be drawn from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), two have already been deployed in the Sukma and Dantewada...
  • Naxal couple surrenders in Bijapur; another Maoist arrested in Kanker January 16, 2014

    A Naxal couple on Monday surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bijapur district, and a Maoist was arrested in Kanker district, police said. Jagat Lekam (25) and his wife Vimla Karam (24), members of a military company of Maoist and actively involved in several Naxal incidents in the region, surrendered this...
  • BSF arrests Pakistani national staying with Gujjar family for over 2 years December 30, 2013

    A Pakistani national, who claimed to be staying with a Gujjar family for over two years in Kathua district's Hiranagar sector, has been arrested by BSF near the border and is being quizzed in connection with the twin militant attacks on October 26. The Pakistani, who identified himself as Mohmmad Imran,...
  • Jammu: BSF School emerge winner at Open Judo Championship December 26, 2013

    BSF Primary School bagged 15 medals including four gold in the inaugural Jammu and Kashmir State Open Judo championship, in Jammu. The tournament was organised by State Judo Association at MAM stadium from December 24 to 25. BSF Primary School won the runners-up trophy in Under-12 boys and girls' section as it...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kathua district, BSF officer injured December 19, 2013

    In a ceasefire violation, a BSF officer was injured on Thursday in sniper firing from across the Indo-Pak border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. There was sniper firing from across the International Border (IB) on a forward border post in Kathua district around 1300 hours, a BSF officer told...
  • 'Drunk' BSF jawan molests woman in a moving train, arrested December 16, 2013

    A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper, a native of Bihar's Balbag area, was arrested in Odisha for allegedly molesting a woman passenger in a running train, official said on Monday. Ashwini Kumar (35), a trooper of the BSF's 61 battalion, allegedly molested the 20-year-old woman twice inside the Koraput-Rourkela Intercity Express on...
  • BSF to raise 10-metre high embankment along Indo-Pak border November 25, 2013

    Border Security Force is all set to raise a 10-metre high embankment along International Border in Jammu frontier to secure people living in border belts from Pakistan firing. The embankment is being raised to secure people living along the (international) border and working close to the fence from falling victim to...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border November 19, 2013

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note will...
  • J&K: BSF arrests Pakistani infiltrator in Arnia November 15, 2013

    A Pakistani was arrested on Thursday by the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) after he infiltrated into the Indian side of the border in Jammu and Kashmir. A senior police officer told IANS that Muhammad Akmal, 25, was arrested by BSF troopers in Arnia area of RS Pura sector in Jammu...