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Obama visit: BSF bolsters security, deploys 1,200 more along IB

BSF has stepped up security along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, deploying close to 1,200 additional personnel there in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to India later this week.

Sources said the force has been witnessing an increasing number of infiltration attempts along the IB in the border areas of the state and some recent intercepts indicate that Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning to orchestrate an attack if they manage to sneak in.

"The security at the IB has been stepped up in the wake of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country later this week. About 10-12 BSF companies have been deployed to bolster the existing units," the sources said. One BSF company has an approximate working strength of about 100 troops. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said whenever a Head of State visits the country, security is stepped up.
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