Security Forces

  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides 13-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the...
  • Armed security personnel to guard polling booths in Maoist-hit constituencies 02-04-2014 01:50 PM

    In view of the Maoist threat to disrupt Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, armed security forces will be deployed for the first time at all polling stations, an official said on Wednesday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said all 59,807 polling stations for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in...
  • Security tightened in Naxal-hit Bastar ahead of Modi's rally today 27-03-2014 10:23 PM

    Security has been heightenedacross naxal-affected Bastar region in Chhattisgarh ahead ofBJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi's election rally in Kondagaondistrict on Friday."Elaborate security arrangements have been made in theregion, particularly at important locations," a senior policeofficial told PTI. Security personnel are deployed in large numbers atKondagaon Stadium grounds, the venue of...
  • Two Maoists held, poppy crop demolished 26-03-2014 07:39 PM

    The security forces arrested two hardcore Maoists and destroyed poppy crop under a forest area in Bihar's Jamui district, on Wednesday, the police said. Carrying out a combing-cum-search operation in Gurmaha forest, the security forces nabbed two ultras, one of whom was identified as Madan Koda, the Deputy Inspector General...
  • Kashmir tense after firing by security forces kills one 15-03-2014 02:27 PM

    Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir moved quickly to impose strict restrictions in parts of Srinagar and areas neighbouring Sumbal town where a youth was allegedly shot by security forces after protests raged in the area post Friday prayers. More than two persons were wounded in the incident. On Saturday morning, police...
  • CRPF searches for 7 labourers abducted from Navinagar village by Maoists 14-03-2014 04:07 PM

    A group of armed Maoists abducted seven labourers in Bihar's Jamui district, police said on Friday.The labourers, engaged in lifting sand from a river bed, were kidnapped from near Navinagar village, about 200 km from Jamui. Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said: "A team of security forces, including the CRPF,...
  • Chhattisgarh heads for Lok Sabha polls amidst repeated Naxal strikes 11-03-2014 08:26 PM

    Raipur: The Naxal strike again in Chhattisgarh just a month ahead of the general elections clearly indicates that the election season would not be an easy ride for security personnel in the state. Nearly 200 heavily armed Maoists opened fire at security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Tuesday killing 16...
  • 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; ...
  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists 16-02-2014 03:44 PM

    Drones are flying in Bihar to help combat Maoists. Security forces in Bihar's worst Maoist-hit districts are using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations, police officials on Saturday said. "The induction of UAVs will keep an eye on Maoist...
  • 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...
  • 2 Maoists killed, 9 arrested following encounter with security forces 06-02-2014 08:21 AM

    Two Maoists were shot dead while nine, including a woman, were arrested by security forces following an encounter in Kanani forests of Bihar's Munger district,police claimed on Wednesday. The bodies of the two killed, however, were taken away by other Maoists who managed to escape, SP Barun Kumar Sinha claimed....
  • Suspected Naxal arrested in Bijapur 01-02-2014 05:14 PM

    Security forces have apprehended a suspected Naxalite along with some arms and ammunition from the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. According to sources, a squad of CRPF and state police were out for an anti-Naxal operation in the Takilod-Donga area of Bhairamgarh when an alleged Maoist identified as Markam Bomra was...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident 22-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Certain "administrative lapses" have been found on the part of BSF personnel involved in last year's Ramban firing incident in Jammu even and the paramilitary will soon begin trial of its six men in connection with the incident. Sources said Border Security Force (BSF) took over the trial of the...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state 20-01-2014 09:06 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...
  • J&K: Security forces clash with terrorists, no injuries reported 20-01-2014 01:15 PM

    An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag district of Kashmir Valley on Monday. "A gun fight broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shamspora area of Qazigund following an anti-militancy operation in the area," a police spokesman said. He said there were no reports of...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG 04-01-2014 11:36 PM

    The Border Security Force (BSF) will be entrusted the task of guarding the India-Myanmar border later this year, the paramilitary forces's chief said on Saturday. "From this year itself, we will start guarding the 1,624-km-long India-Myanmar border that passes through the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh," BSF...
  • India, Pakistan agree to send back inadvertent border crossers 28-12-2013 04:19 PM

    India and Pakistan on Saturday agreed that people who inadvertently cross the frontier would be immediately returned to their respective countries. The decision was made during a five-day bi-annual meeting of officials of the Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force. According to a statement issued after the talks, the...
  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling 25-12-2013 04:55 PM

    The Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force on Wednesday discussed ways to counter illegal border crossing and smuggling as part of bi-annual talks. The issues figured during the second round of talks at Wagah. A 13-member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via...
  • Re-polling at two Antagarh booths on November 23 21-11-2013 12:22 AM

    Re-polling at two booths in Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarhs Maoist-hit Kanker district will be held on Saturday, an official said on Wednesday. Voting did not take place at these booths in the first phase held on 11 November due to Naxal resistance. The Election Commission has decided to hold...
  • 2 Naxals killed in an encounter with security forces 31-10-2013 11:59 AM

    Two Naxalites were killed in a fierce gun battle with security personnel in Maoist-hit Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on Thursday. "The face-off between the ultras and the joint group of security personnel from state police and Andhra Pradesh took place in the forests under Maraigudi Police Station limits on...
  • BSF kills 3 Pakistani smugglers at Attari border 26-10-2013 09:49 AM

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force on Saturday killed three Pakistani smugglers at Attari border as they were trying to sneak into Indian territory, BSF officials said. The Pakistani intruders were shot dead at Mullapur village during the cross firing with night patrolling party of BSF. The three intruders opened fire...
  • 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...
  • Wagah: More people can witness retreat ceremony 21-10-2013 06:42 PM

    India is set to expand the showcase military retreat ceremony along its frontier with Pakistan at Wagah as the government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 24 crore to usher better civic facilities at the location. The Home Ministry has approved a proposal of the Border Security Force (BSF) to...
  • CISF trooper kills senior, remanded to police custody 20-10-2013 07:59 PM

    Kolkata: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) trooper Sunday gunned down his senior officer following a heated argument and was remanded to 14 days police custody. The incident happened inside the CISF camp in the Garden Reach area of the city under the Kolkata Port Trust. "We have arrested CISF...
  • Naxal killed in encounter with security forces 09-10-2013 03:37 PM

    A Naxalite was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security personnel in Maoist-hit Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The face-off between the ultras and the security forces took place in the forests of Malingwar village, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police OP Sharma said. A joint party of DRG (district reserve...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde to visit Uttarakhand today for inaugration of land projects 07-10-2013 11:18 AM

    Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde will travel to Uttarakhand on Monday to inaugurate a number of ambitious land projects of central paramilitary forces coming up in the state. Shinde will inaugurate two battalion location centres of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Border Security Force (BSF) in Sitarganj in Udham...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse 02-10-2013 06:53 PM

    To address the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse in the force, the BSF,on Wednesday, launched a week-long alcohol de-addiction programme in association with Alcoholic Anonymous. BSF's Guwahati Frontier Inspector General S K Srivastava, inaugurating the programme, said so far "our approach to treating alcohol abuse tends to be old-fashioned...
  • Twin terror attacks: No breach of border fencing, says BSF ADG 29-09-2013 10:04 PM

    There was no breach of border fencing by militants involved in twin terror strikes in Jammu region recently in which 10 people, four of them armymen, were killed, a top BSF officer said on Sunday. A probe was on into the matter and its outcome would be known in two-three...
  • J&K: Two youth open fire at security forces' vehicles, civilian injured 28-09-2013 01:10 PM

    Srinagar: Two youngsters on a scooter opened fire in Sanat Nagar, Srinagar on Saturday. A civilian injured himself after he panicked hearing gunshots. The youngsters opened fire on vehicles of the security forces between Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora bypass road, official sources said. Army, police reached the spot and carried...