BSF steps up vigil along border with Pakistan

Soon after the surgical strikes, the Border Security Force reported spotting unmanned aerial vehicles 100 metres off the western border in October


As part of the same drill, the force has also reviewed the preparedness of the security apparatus along the eastern front with Bangladesh to seal that route. Photo: AFP
As part of the same drill, the force has also reviewed the preparedness of the security apparatus along the eastern front with Bangladesh to seal that route. Photo: AFP

New Delhi: Vigilance has been stepped up along India’s western border with Pakistan following the 29 September surgical strikes on terror bases in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, repeated terrorist infiltrations and ceasefire violations.

Soon after the surgical strikes, the Border Security Force (BSF) reported spotting unmanned aerial vehicles 100 metres off the western border in October.

The agency is leaving nothing to chance now, BSF director general K.K. Sharma said.

“All the defence and security forces establishments are on their highest alert. There is tension on the western border and we are facing active engagement (with Pakistan) at the Line of Control and are receiving shelling from the other side. However, we are in supportive role at the Line of Control to the Army,” Sharma added.

As part of the same drill, the force has also reviewed the preparedness of the security apparatus along the eastern front with Bangladesh to seal that route.

Former home secretary G.K. Pillai, however, said that no border can be completely sealed.

“The barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla border is cut up to 800 times per day. We can only be vigilant and increase security in these areas,” he said.

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