BSF

  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel at...
  • Chinese troops training Pak Army along border with India: Report November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian security agencies have learnt that Chinese troops are training Pakistan Army personnel right across the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese troops, according to a report submitted by the BSF intelligence wing, have been seen training Pak armymen in "weapon handling" techniques bang opposite Rajouri...
  • Army, Police take stock of security arrangements for J&K polls November 5, 2014

    Jammu: Senior officers of various security and intelligence agencies in the state met on Tuesday to take stock of the security arrangements for the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. The Core Security Group meeting, which was held at Nagrota-based 16 Corps Headquarters, took stock of the prevailing security situation...
  • US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The US on Monday offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the "senseless" terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people. Condemning the horrific suicide attack as a "senseless terrorist act", Ambassador Richard Olson said it demonstrates terrorists' blatant disregard for...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • High alert issued along Indo-Pak border after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Amritsar: A high alert has been issued along the Attari border area following the blast at Wagah on the Pakistan side even as BSF officials said that the flag-lowering ceremony for the day on the Indian side, which attracts a lot of visitors, was over by the time the attack...
  • 55 killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border crossing in Lahore November 2, 2014

    Over 50 people including personnel of the Pakistan Rangers and a child have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border in Lahore. Nearly 70 people have been injured in the blast and have been rushed to local hospitals. ...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, shells forward LoC posts October 24, 2014

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers. "There was no casualty reported as last report came in," a Defence spokesman said. The Pakistan soldiers resorted to mortar...
  • No sweets offered by BSF to Pakistan Rangers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: In the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, the BSF has not offered sweets to the Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali festival. "In the light of present scenario with Pakistan, this time India has decided not to offer sweets to Pakistan on the...
  • Pakistani rangers resort to overnight firing and mortar shelling, target 15 border outposts October 12, 2014

    Jammu: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire by opening fire at 15 outposts along the International Border (IB) in Arina and RS Pura sectors of the Jammu district from Saturday night to Sunday morning. Indian BSF forces have retaliated to the firing. The Pakistani troops...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires at 3 BSF posts October 11, 2014

    Poonch: After two nights of peace, Pakistani troops fired at three Border Security Force (BSF) posts on Saturday evening along the International Border (IB) in Arina sector of Jammu region said a BSF spokesman. Fresh firing was reported from Rajouri and Poonch sectors as well. Pakistan has violated to the...
  • Pakistan can avoid India's retaliation only if it stops 'unprovoked aggression', says IG BSF October 11, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: As ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu region by Pakistan Rangers enters into its ninth day, IBNLive.com spoke to Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Region Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Sharma about the reasons that led to the intense exchange of fire between India and Pakistan. Below is...
  • Peace at Indo-Pak border after 10 days of heavy firing October 11, 2014

    It has been two nights of peace on the border after 10 days of heavy firing and shelling. A parliamentary standing committee on Friday discussed the matter and lauded the BSF for retaliating. According to the sources, the Home Ministry has said that any decision to resume talks will only...
  • Cross-border shelling turns hamlet into 'ghost town' October 9, 2014

    Chilliyari (IB): A day after two women members of a family lost their lives in this border hamlet situated just a kilometre from the International Border, the area resembles a 'ghost town' as all the villagers have abandoned their houses and fled to safer locations. "The village is a ghost town...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • PM Modi asks rivals not to politicise Pakistan firing October 9, 2014

    Breaking his silence on the relentless firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control and International Border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged his political rivals not to politicise the Pakistan firing issue, not while, the PM added when our soldiers are sacrificing their lives on the border. ...
  • BSF giving a befitting reply to Pakistan, PM does not need to say anything: Rajnath Singh October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Hardening his stand on the ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the International Border in Jammu and kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Border Security Forces are givng a befitting reply to the neighbours for the firing. He also maintained that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping a...
  • Pakistan targets 60 BSF posts, over 80 villages in fresh shelling along the border in J&K October 9, 2014

    Jammu: Situation in Jammu and Kashmir remains tense as firing from Pakistan is on for the fourth straight day in all seven sectors along the International Border. Two Indian women have been killed in overnight shelling that took place on Thursday by Pakistani forces along the International Border in Jammu...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire again October 8, 2014

    Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violations, Pakistani forces resorted to shelling and firing along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night. There were three fresh violation of ceasefire as Pakistani forces resorted to mortar shelling and firing in the sub sectors of Kanachak and Pargwal in Jammu district and...
  • Ceasefire violation: India gives free hand to security forces to deal with Pak firing, say sources October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday toughened its stand on Pakistan with sources saying that the Centre has given a free hand to the security forces along the border to deal with Pakistan firing as they saw fit. "The PM has told the NSA (National Security Advisor) that there is no question...
  • Repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan: How should India respond? October 7, 2014

    Pakistan has fired at 40 Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir in shelling that began on Sunday evening. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm on Tuesday, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire at Balnoi sector in Poonch. ...
  • Bastar: 20 wanted Maoists lay down arms, total 280 in 2014 October 7, 2014

    Raipur: The counter-insurgency operation of Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday got shot in the arm when 20 Maoists, most of them carrying rewards on their head, surrendered at separate places of Bastar region. With this, the total number of rebels laying down arms has reached to nearly 280 this year in the...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, fires again in Poonch October 7, 2014

    Jammu: After overnight firing along the Line of Control, fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops has been reported on Tuesday afternoon in Poonch sector of Jammu region. Reacting to the repeated violations by Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We want to secure our borders. Pakistan had started action on the...
  • MHA asks BSF to seek flag meeting with Pakistan over ceasefire violations: Sources October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday asked the Border Security Force to seek a flag meeting with Pakistan over continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, said sources. The BSF has submitted a report to MHA on the Indo-Pak situation, sources added. Firing has been on since...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Will take whatever retaliatory action needed on ceasefire violations: BSF October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Saying that it did not expect Pakistan to carry out such an intensified shelling and firing in Jammu on the day of Eid on Monday, BSF has assured that the force will take whatever retaliatory action it has to. "Whatever retaliatory action BSF has to take, will be undertaken,"...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...
  • BSF tells Pakistani rangers not to fire along International Border October 4, 2014

    Jammu: Amid frequent violations of ceasefire by Pakistan, BSF on Saturday told Pakistani rangers not to fire along the International Border (IB) as "it is not good for general public of both the sides". "We have told them (Pak Rangers) in the morning (during patrolling) don't fire it is not good...