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  • Suspected Pakistani intruder nabbed at Indo-Pak border in Sri Ganganagar 22-02-2014 07:25 AM

    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 21-02-2014 09:16 AM

    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 12-02-2014 08:19 PM

    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...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans 03-02-2014 04:31 PM

    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...
  • Republic Day: Google posts a tricolour doodle 26-01-2014 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Haryana assures jobs to kin of soldier, police martyrs 24-01-2014 09:23 PM

    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...
  • BSF personnel killed after being hit by bullet 23-01-2014 07:20 AM

    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. It...
  • Centre deploys six Sashastra Seema Bal battalions in Chhattisgarh 20-01-2014 11:37 PM

    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...
  • Naxal couple surrenders in Bijapur; another Maoist arrested in Kanker 16-01-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • BSF arrests Pakistani national staying with Gujjar family for over 2 years 30-12-2013 04:32 PM

    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...
  • Jammu: BSF School emerge winner at Open Judo Championship 26-12-2013 05:26 PM

    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...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kathua district, BSF officer injured 19-12-2013 04:25 PM

    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...
  • 'Drunk' BSF jawan molests woman in a moving train, arrested 16-12-2013 12:40 PM

    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...
  • BSF to raise 10-metre high embankment along Indo-Pak border 25-11-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border 19-11-2013 09:03 PM

    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...
  • J&K: BSF arrests Pakistani infiltrator in Arnia 15-11-2013 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF personnel killed, 1 civilian injured in a landmine blast 12-11-2013 01:26 PM

    Sukma: Two BSF personnel have died on Tuesday in a landmine blast at Kerlapal in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The personnel were coming back from the polls duty when the incident took place. Confirming the blast, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that one civilian has also suffered injuries in...
  • Meghalaya: Two BSF jawans shot dead by terrorists 08-11-2013 04:21 PM

    Terrorists on Friday shot dead two BSF personnel at a remote border outpost along Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district. Heavily-armed terrorists raided Ketakona Border Outpost in Bagli area, nearly 140 km from Shillong in Borsora police station at around 10:30 AM, killing two border personnel on...
  • Nawaz Sharif should be given more time, says Salman Khurshid 28-10-2013 10:53 PM

    Amid continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan, India, on Monday, expressed "disappointment" that a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries could not be scheduled so far as decided by their Prime Ministers. Articulating the view, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, however, said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be given...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting 28-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation 28-10-2013 07:29 PM

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar...
  • 24 kg heroin recovered in Amritsar, four arrested 28-10-2013 03:07 PM

    Amritsar: The Punjab Police arrested four men in Amritsar on Monday and recovered 24 kg of heroin worth Rs 120 crore ($19.5 million) on the international market from them, an officer said. Sources in the state special operations cell said that the recovery was made near the Millennium Gate following...
  • People living along Jammu IB relieved as calm prevails 27-10-2013 09:21 PM

    People living along the international border (IB) in the Jammu frontier heaved a sigh of relief due to the three-day lull in the border skirmishes, which had forced many to move to safer places. No ceasefire violation has been reported along the international border and the LoC for the past...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander liquidated in Shopian 26-10-2013 08:23 PM

    A self-styled district commander of Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit was killed and a civilian wounded in a fierce gunbattle between ultras and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday afternoon. The gunfight erupted when security forces launched a search operation in Husanpora-Nagabal village at Zainapora, some 60-km from...
  • Omar hits out at Sharif, BSF asked to retaliate strongly 25-10-2013 06:38 PM

    With the latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir injuring 11 civilians, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Friday, hit out at its Premier Nawaz Sharif while the BSF has been asked by the Union Government to retaliate with equal measure in case of any unprovoked firing. In the...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops fire mortar bombs on LoC 24-10-2013 09:26 PM

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the international border in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges till the wee hours of Thursday. "There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts...
  • Fitting reply to be given against Pakistan firing, says Sushil Kumar Shinde 23-10-2013 07:25 PM

    Angry over the killing of a BSF jawan in overnight firing by Pakistani troops, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Wednesday said a fitting reply would be given against such unprovoked acts from across the border. Shinde said additional BSF troops were being sent to man the International Border (IB)...
  • Better prepared to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: BSF DIG 23-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Border Security Force DIG Dharminder Parikh said India is prepared to reply to Pakistan as they continue to violate ceasefire. He said, "We are in the strength you can say thrice to them on the borders. We have all kinds of preparation to reply them whatever they will fire we...
  • J&K: Pakistan opens fire at LoC again, 1 BSF soldier killed, 3 injured 23-10-2013 07:35 AM

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and three others were injured in RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistani troops opened heavy firing at 15 Indian posts. Mortar shelling went on for four hours on Tuesday night in RS Pura sector. The attack took place...
  • As ceasefire violations by Pak continue, Shinde meets BSF officers 22-10-2013 12:55 PM

    Samba: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is in the border areas in Jammu and Kashmir reviewing security following the repeated Pakistani ceasefire violations. Shinde held a meeting with BSF officers in Samba along with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. To give a boost to the defence forces, Shinde said, "All central...