Infiltration bids from across western borders

New Delhi: There have been "numerous attempts" to infiltrate into the country from the western borders along Pakistan which are being thwarted regularly, the BSF, which guards the frontier, on Saturday said.

"There have been numerous attempts to infiltrate into India along the western theatre that is Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat frontiers. These are the four frontiers on western theatre from which infiltration attempts can be made and are being made," BSF chief Raman Srivastava told reporters on the sidelines of the joint border talks with the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).

The BSF Director General, however, refused to cite the number of such incidents and the period, saying he "not really" can give the statistics on these attempts.

He added there has been no (successful) infiltration on the western border and whatever little infiltration might have taken place would be along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region where the BSF is deployed under the operational command of the Army.

"I cannot comment on it," he said.

"All such attempts are being thwarted and a number of people have been killed by the BSF and no successful infiltration has taken place and I can assure you it will not take place," he said.

Srivastava said his troops are actively deployed and vigilant on the borders 24×7 and 365 days in an year.