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BSF makes 8.3-km crime free zone at Indo-Bangla border, eyes more

BSF makes 8.3-km crime free zone at Indo-Bangla border, eyes more

New Delhi: On the occasion of completing 53 years of service to the nation, the Border Security Force, which safeguards 6,386 kilometres of Indian border with Pakistan and Bangladesh emphasised on the 8. 3 kilometres

crime free zone it managed to create at Indo-Bangladesh border.

This patch was vulnerable in terms of smuggling and other trans-border crimes. The stretch covers Gunarmath and Kalyani border (BOPs) in India and Putkhali and Daulatpur (BOPs) in Bangladesh across the border. After an in-depth study of crime pattern and demography of the area, human and technical resources were reinforced and re-deployed strategically by the BSF and since, declaration of Crime Free Zone, no trans-border crime has occurred in this stretch.

BSF aims at establishing one such crime free zone in every frontier of the Eastern Theatre. BSF has also seized 3,0808 kgs of Narcotics from December 1 to October 31 2018.

Through operation Bhim-1 and Bhim-2, the BSF managed to repulse undue aggression by Pakistan forces in Jammu. Infiltration, sniping and cross-border firing has become a regular affair on the Jammu IB with a constant high alert being maintained in the region. Misadventure of Pakistan has been given a befitting reply at the hands of the BSF under various Operations.

Recently, BSF has also initiated the process of digitalisation and further improvisation to make communication an IP enabled the system. This up-gradation of Communication system has opened floodgates for large-scale integration and application deployed for making Communication system versatile and integrated with other technical systems used in operations.

"In order to provide anti-Naxal operations training and to conduct realistic refresher training for ANO unit, BSF has established Counter Insurgency & Anti-Terrorism School (CIAT) at Karahali (Bangalore). The Pre-Induction Training of Bns being deployed in ANO is being conducted at CIAT," BSF Director General Rajnikant Mishra said.

BSF also paid homage to 1879 brave hearts, who made supreme sacrifice on the altar of duty and attained martyrdom.

BSF Director General Rajni Kant Mishra also said that the Kartarpur road corridor between India and Pakistan will not be a security challenge for the force as it has already been handling Wagah-Attari International Border (IB) that witnesses cross over of lots of people.

Zafar Abbas

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