Border Security

  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan September 1, 2014

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near IndoPak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • J&K ground report: Houses in RS Pura bear signs of shelling, villagers continue to live in fear August 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan for making a spectacle out of the talks, it is the residents along the Line of Control that are facing the brunt of the daily ceasefire violations. Tears well up the eyes of Shah Din as he sits next to the newly...
  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster antiNaxal ops July 30, 2014

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster antiNaxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • Three Naxals arrested, cache of arms, ammunition recovered July 29, 2014

    Three Naxals were arrested on Tuesday and a cache of arms, ammunition and electronic gadgets seized after security forces busted a Maoist transit camp in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said. The incident took place at Rampur village forests, close to Mendki river, under Pratappur police station limits, Kanker Superintendent of Police...
  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for a...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh July 2, 2014

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgencyhit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of Border Security...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested in joint operation at Kanker May 25, 2014

    A naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a joint search operation in Maoisthit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The cadre identified as Ramesh Ramprasad Boga (35) from Rajnandgaon, was nabbed from the forest of Lohattar police station limits yesterday, a senior police official said. Acting...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held April 16, 2014

    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, two...
  • Man crosses over into Pak territory, did not return back home February 12, 2014

    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 is no...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident January 22, 2014

    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 case...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG January 4, 2014

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

    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 fiveday biannual meeting of officials of the Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force. According to a statement issued after the talks, the two...
  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling December 25, 2013

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

    Repolling at two booths in Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarhs Maoisthit 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 repolling in...
  • BSF kills 3 Pakistani smugglers at Attari border October 26, 2013

    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 when...
  • Better prepared to reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: BSF DIG October 23, 2013

    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 October 21, 2013

    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 create...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde to visit Uttarakhand today for inaugration of land projects October 7, 2013

    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 Singh...
  • BSF effort to tackle alcohol misuse and abuse October 2, 2013

    To address the problem of alcohol misuse and abuse in the force, the BSF,on Wednesday, launched a weeklong alcohol deaddiction 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 oldfashioned and...
  • Twin terror attacks: No breach of border fencing, says BSF ADG September 29, 2013

    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 twothree days,...
  • Bengal approves four border haats on Bangladesh border September 22, 2013

    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 on Saturday. "As a confidence building measure, we had identified and sought approval for setting up border haats at 32...
  • BSF to introduce fake currency detection machines on Bangladesh border September 21, 2013

    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 Indo-Bangladesh...
  • Virat Kohli to be named BSF brand ambassador September 20, 2013

    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 is...
  • Heroin worth Rs 55 crore seized from Pakistan September 2, 2013

    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 was being...
  • Odisha: Naxals attack BSF convoy in Koraput, 4 personnel dead August 27, 2013

    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 been...
  • Gujarat CM Narendra Modi slams Centre's border security policy August 16, 2013

    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 August 12, 2013

    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 July 27, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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 protests...
  • J&K: BSF opens fire at protesters in Ramban, 4 dead July 18, 2013

    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...