Border Guards

  • Bangla taking stern action against antiIndia activity: Border Guard Bangladesh June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Border Guard Bangladesh has said it has "zero tolerance" towards any antiIndia activity including those by insurgents and was taking "stern" steps in this direction. However, the force refuted media reports about antiIndia fidayeen camps operating from Bangladeshi territory. "I have never heard of such camps or any such knowledge of...
  • Iran says may send forces to Pakistan to free border guards February 17, 2014

    Dubai: Iran said on Monday it would send forces into Pakistan to free kidnapped border guards if Islamabad did not take measures to secure their release. The statement comes after Iranian media reports said the guards had been seized by militants operating from Pakistan. "If Pakistan doesn't take the needed steps to...
  • Bangladesh: Army deployed ahead of controversial January 5 polls December 26, 2013

    Bangladesh, on Thursday, deployed the army across the country to contain deadly political violence ahead of the January 5 elections, even as nine policemen were injured in attacks by opposition activists. "The armed forces have been deployed in aid to civil administration," an army statement said. The troops would act "as...
  • Bangladesh court orders death penalty to 152 rebel soldiers November 5, 2013

    A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced 152 people to death for their actions in a 2009 border guard mutiny in which 74 people, including 57 military commanders, were killed. Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman also sentenced 157 others, mostly border guards, to life in prison while 271 people...
  • Bangladesh tribunal sentences opposition BNP lawmaker to death October 1, 2013

    An influential opposition BNP lawmaker was on Tuesday sentenced to death by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing "crimes against humanity" in collusion with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war. "He (Salauddin Quader Chowdhury) will be hanged by neck till he is dead," the chairman of a threemember International Crimes...
  • Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits operating from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh: BSF IG September 29, 2013

    Agartala: Terrorists of Indian insurgent outfits are operating from 22 'hideouts' in border areas of Bangladesh, a top BSF official said on Sunday. The ultras are carrying out antiIndia activities from 22 'hideouts' in Bangladesh, mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, RK Mishra said....
  • Indo-Bangla border talks this week; BSF team to visit Dhaka September 12, 2013

    Top commanders of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh will meet later this week to thrash out a number of issues including illegal crossing overs and migration to Indian side and smuggling of narcotics along the eastern frontier. A delegation led by Border Security Force (BSF) chief Subhash Joshi...
  • Bangladesh: 5yrold WB boy released from jail April 29, 2012

    Dhaka: Fiveyearold Indian boy Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail along with his grandparents, was released on Sunday. Ariful was reunited with his parents after the Bangladesh Border Guards handed him along with his grandparents to the BSF at the Gede checkpost on the...
  • Bangladesh Rifles chief feared dead | More bodies February 27, 2009

    Dhaka: The decomposing bodies of seven army officers were found in the headquarters of a Bangladesh paramilitary unit on Friday, taking the known death toll from a mutiny over pay and command structures to 18, officials said. But scores of officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) remain missing, including its chief,...