Border Security

  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bengal approves four border haats on Bangladesh border 22-09-2013 12:31 AM

    Kolkata:Aimed at improving trade and cultural ties, the West Bengal government has approved setting up of four border "haats" on the India-Bangladesh border, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said in Kolkata onSaturday. "As a confidence building measure, we had identified and sought approval for setting up border haats at...
  • BSF to introduce fake currency detection machines on Bangladesh border 21-09-2013 08:33 PM

    Kolkata: With smuggling of fake Indian currency notes from across the Bangladesh border being a major concern, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday said it was in the process of setting up machines to detect fake currency at border outposts across West Bengal. Observing that around 70 percent of the...
  • Virat Kohli to be named BSF brand ambassador 20-09-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team's batting mainstay Virat Kohli will soon be appointed as the new brand ambassador of the country's second largest paramilitary force BSF. Kohli has been roped in by the Border Security Force (BSF) in order to bolster the appeal of the 2.5-lakh personnel strong force which...
  • Heroin worth Rs 55 crore seized from Pakistan 02-09-2013 12:51 PM

    Amritsar: Border Security Force has seized eleven kilogram of heroin with a face value of Rs 55 crore in the international market. Confirming the seizure here on Monday, a BSF official said that the consignment of drug was pushed from Pakistan to India through Bikhiwind Indo-Pak border Sunday night. It...
  • Odisha: Naxals attack BSF convoy in Koraput, 4 personnel dead 27-08-2013 11:50 AM

    Koraput: A group of heavily armed Naxals attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Koraput district of Odisha killing four personnel and injuring three others. The BSF personnel were killed when their van was blown up by the Naxals. The three personnel have been injured seriously and they have...
  • Gujarat CM Narendra Modi slams Centre's border security policy 16-08-2013 02:41 AM

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Centre for what he claimed to be its directive to the Border Security Force (BSF) not to retaliate in case of illegal Bangladeshi infiltration. "Illegal infiltration at the Bangladesh border is a matter of concern and I'm shocked about the union government's decision...
  • Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations' by BSF 12-08-2013 04:47 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to protest "ceasefire violations" by the Border Security Force along the LoC, claiming that it resulted in the death of a civilian at Rawalakot in PoK. Pakistan also asked India to uphold the 2003 ceasefire agreement while committing itself to...
  • Pakistani military claims firing by Indian troops 27-07-2013 11:13 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military on Saturday claimed Indian forces had fired across the border in Sialkot region of Punjab province though there were no reports of casualties. "India's Border Security Force resorted to unprovoked firing on the boundary near Sialkot on Saturday evening," chief military spokesman Maj Gen Asim Saleem...
  • J&K: Ramban tense after 4 died in BSF firing, Amarnath Yatra halted 19-07-2013 08:00 AM

    Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra in Jammu & Kashmir has been halted following tension and protests in Ramban. Four people were killed on Thursday after the Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire on protesters in Ramban. The BSF troops allegedly opened fire indiscriminately, killing 4 and wounding 25 others, after massive...
  • J&K: BSF opens fire at protesters in Ramban, 4 dead 18-07-2013 12:40 PM

    Jammu: The Border Security Force on Thursday opened fire at a group of protesters in Ramban, leaving four people dead. Reports say the BSF opened fire in self defence on angry locals who attacked their camp. The locals allege that BSF personnel barged into a local mosque on Wednesday night...
  • Border Security Force returns runaway Pakistan boy 29-04-2013 12:42 AM

    Jodhpur: A Pakistani boy, who ran away from his home after being beaten by his father for not doing his homework and had inadvertently crossed over to this side of border, was on Sunday handed over by BSF to Pakistani rangers. 13-year-old Nadeem Mehar, a resident of Bahawalnagar in Pakistan,...
  • Chhattisgarh: BSF helicopter shot at by Naxals 17-04-2013 08:59 PM

    Raipur: A BSF helicopter, involved in lifting commandos conducting anti-Naxal operations, was on Wednesday shot at by Naxalites in the jungles of south Bastar in Chhattisgarh, officials said. The Mi-17 helicopter suffered bullet shots in the cockpit area but landed safely with the last passenger load of 'Greyhound' commandos in...
  • Ranchi: BSF chopper crashes; pilot, crew member dead 19-10-2011 11:09 AM

    Ranchi: A BSF helicopter on anti-Naxal duty crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv was going to Chaibasa from Ranchi when its engine caught fire and it crashed in Khunti jungle, a senior BSF official...
  • India lives in most troubled neighbourhood: PC 21-05-2011 03:33 PM

    New Delhi: India lives in the most "troubled neighbourhood" in the world, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday and asked security forces to raise the vigil along the country's borders. "As I have always said, we live in perhaps the most troubled neighbourhood in the world. "In this troubled...