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Tag: Border Security Force

BSF Detects Tunnel Along India-Pakistan International Border In Jammu

New Delhi/Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) has detected a tunnel just beneath the India-Pakistan international border fence in Jammu, officials said on Saturday. The force has launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration even as it is analysing the spotted structure, they said. […]

Pakistan May Use Drones To Drop Bombs At Security Establishments Near Jammu Border: BSF

New Delhi: Pakistan will use drones to bomb security establishments near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura and Samba sectors, the intelligence wing of the Border Security Force (BSF) has alerted. The security establishments, including the Indian Army, have been informed about the plans of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to carry out […]

Five Suspected Pakistan Intruders Shot Dead In Punjab: BSF
Five Suspected Pakistani Intruders Shot Dead In Punjab: BSF

New Delhi: The Border Security Force shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early Saturday, a senior officer said. He said “alert troops of the 103rd battalion noticed suspicious movement of intruders violating the IB” in the Taran Taran district of Punjab. When asked to stop, the intruders fired on BSF […]

Fight against COVID-19: BSF, HDFC Group, KKR & many more donate to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF), Financial services conglomerate HDFC Group, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and many more joined hands with others in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country by pledging to donate money to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund). According […]

BSF To Rebuild Jawan's Home Burnt In Delhi Riots As Wedding Gift

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) will rebuild its Constable Mohammad Anees’ house, which was burnt in the riots in northeast Delhi, and hand it over to him as a ‘wedding gift’, officials said. The 29-year-old constable, who is currently posted at a BSF camp in Radhabari near West Bengal’s Siliguri, will also be […]

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh

Kolkata: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. The incident sent an alarm bell in the security forces and intelligence agencies as the BSF and the […]

Another Pakistani drone spotted over Indian territory

Chandigarh: Security forces have spotted another Pakistani drone flying over Indian territory close to the Hussainiwala border in Punjab’s Ferozepur district. The police have intensified their search operation after the Border Security Force informed about the drone’s sighting. The drone was seen flying on the Pakistan side from 10 p.m. to 10.40 p.m. and again […]

MHA to raise two battalions of BSF, CRPF for J&K

New Delhi: With the coming into existence of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladhak only one-and-a-half months away, the Home Ministry has planned to raise two additional battalions, one each of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in J&K. According to officials on Thursday, the move is […]

Patriotic songs mark I-Day celebrations at Attari-Wagah border

Attari (Punjab): Thousands of people converged at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between India and Pakistan on Thursday to be part of the celebrations for India’s 73rd Independence Day. Singers and performers entertained the crowd with patriotic and other songs to mark the occasion. The tallest tricolour in the country at the Attari border, 30 […]

BSF officer hits his target, gets into IAS

New Delhi: Where there is a will there is a way stands true for Harpreet Singh, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer who has qualified for the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as he cracked the civil services examination and made to the top 20. Taking to IANS, Singh, who quit BSF after a short […]

BSF ASI held for stealing bag at Delhi airport

New Delhi: The police on Wednesday arrested an assistant sub-inspector of Border Security Force (BSF) for allegedly stealing a woman’s handbag containing ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh, at IGI Airport, yesterday, the police said on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Naresh Kumar. “The complainant was on her way to board a flight to […]

Cyclone Vayu: NCMC takes stock of preparatory measures

New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for cyclone “Vayu”, which is likely to hit Gujarat on Thursday. The meeting followed Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) prediction that cyclone Vayu is likely to hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and […]

Indian, Pakistan security forces exchange sweets on LoC, IB

Jammu/Chandigarh: Indian and Pakistan security forces on Wednesday exchanged sweets and greetings on the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Defence sources said Indian soldiers greeted Pakistan soldiers on the LoC in Chakan Da Bagh area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district and the two sides exchanged sweets. […]

12 Rohingya Muslim youth rescued in Mizoram

Aizawl: The Mizoram Police have rescued 12 young Rohingya Muslim boys and girls, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, after they entered the bordering northeast state from Bangladesh without valid travel documents, officials said on Monday. With this, as many as 43 young girls and boys of Nepali and Myanmarese Rohingya descent have been […]

Ex-BSF man's nomination on SP ticket cancelled in Varanasi

Varanasi: The Election Commission has cancelled the nomination of former Border Security Force trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was set to contest from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tej Bahadur Yadav had been served a notice on Tuesday because he had given different reasons for leaving his job in the […]

SP fields ex-BSF trooper against Modi in Varanasi

Lucknow: In a surprise development, the Samajwadi Party on Monday changed its candidate in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat and fielded ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Samajwadi Party announced the candidature of Tej Bahadur Yadav, a resident of Harayana’s Rewari, who was dismissed from service after he complained about poor […]

4 BSF troopers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: In a major attack ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were killed and two others wounded on Thursday in a gun battle with Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The troopers were on a routine area domination patrol duty in deep forested Pakhanjur area in Kanker district […]

BSF exchanges sweets with Pakistan Rangers on Diwali

Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers exchanged sweets with their Pakistan Rangers counterparts at the Attari-Wagah joint checkpost and celebrated Diwali on Wednesday along the border outposts of Punjab’s international border with Pakistan. BSF officers and troopers offered sweets to their Pakistani counterparts at the border gates between both countries at the Attari-Wagah joint check […]

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Rajnath visits border, meets troopers

Jammu: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday visited forward positions on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel. Rajnath Singh also took part in a ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in Makwal village before visiting the border outpost of the BSF. “The Minister interacted with the […]

Will continue to upkeep the ‘Swabhiman’ of Gurupriya: BSF IG

Bhubaneswar: The Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Malkangiri district has rolled up its sleeves to ensure that cut-off villages of the region now connected through the newly inaugurated Gurupriya Bridge turns into a ‘Swabhiman Anchal’. Briefing media persons during an annual press meet on operations in Odisha, BSF IG Ashwini Kumar Singh said that […]

Two BSF troopers killed, 6 injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation

Jammu: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and six others injured on Sunday in indiscriminate Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The victims, Assistant Sub-Inspector S.N. Yadav and constable V.K. Pandey, were killed in the ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector’s Pargwal sub-sector, the police said. “Five civilians […]

BSF Jawan shoots self in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A Jawan shot himself to death at a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Malkangiri this morning. The deceased has been identified as Pankaj Shah, a native of Jharkhand. Sources said the BSF personnel shot self in the neck with his service revolver at the camp. Though the exact reason behind the incident is […]

Charitable trust to provide free education for BSF wards

New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) has signed a pact with a charitable trust under which four seats would be given to the children of officers of the force every year at its schools in order to provide them with quality education, an official said on Tuesday. An MoU was signed on Monday between […]

BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir. “Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions late last evening in R.S. Pura sector resulting in injuries to […]

BSF seizes fake Rs 2,000 notes, one arrested

Kolkata: The Border Security Force has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs two lakh in Rs 2,000 denominations from West Bengal’s Malda district and arrested one person, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip off, BSF troopers apprehended a suspect on Monday evening and recovered the fake Rs […]

After loot by rebels, Ration delivered to BSF in cut-off areas by chopper

Chitrakonda: Ration was delivered to the Kunturpadar camp of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Malkangiri district by a Pawan Hans chopper today after Maoists reportedly looted two boats laden with grocery items six days back. The chopper will remain stationed in the district for another few days. “If need arises, it will be utilized […]

Retired BSF Asst Commandant among 6 PLFI members arrested

Rourkela: In a major revelation, out of the six members of the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) arrested by Birmitrapur police on Sunday, one has been identified as a retired Assistant Commandant of Border Security Force (BSF). The ex-BSF commandant Jadumani Patra was arrested from Barbil in Sundergarh district along with five others late […]

LeT behind BSF trooper's killing: J&K Police

  Srinagar: Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was responsible for the killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said on Thursday. Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Nitish Kumar, told reporters that three to four LeT militants attacked trooper Muhammad Ramzan Parray, at his home in Parray Mohalla […]

Anti-Maoist Operations to be intensified in Malkangiri cut-off areas: BSF ADG

Bhubaneswar: Anti-Maoist operations will be intensified in cut-off areas of Malkangiri and border areas of Odisha along Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as the area is under prime focus, said Border Security Force (BSF) ADG Arun Kumar today. Talking to media persons here, Kumar said, “We are planning to fill security gaps in cut-off areas of […]

BSF depending more on technology to guard international border: DG

New Delhi: The BSF has embarked on the path of modernisation and is depending more on technology to guard the international border with Pakistan, its Director General K.K. Sharma said on Wednesday. “Seeing the difficulty of the western border, I personally feel that the future of border guarding lies in the use of technology more […]

Two BSF troopers, three civilians injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. “The two troopers and three civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors. “The Pakistan Rangers used […]

Two Pak smugglers killed, heroin worth Rs 20 cr seized

Jalandhar: The Border Security Force today killed two Pakistani smugglers when they tried to enter the Indian territory, and seized heroin worth Rs 20 crore, an official said. “The BSF conducted a joint operation with the Narcotics Control Bureau in Shahpur in Amritsar sector after they witnessed a movement of the smugglers this morning,” BSF […]

BSF to organise half Marathon in memory of killed troopers

Kolkata: In a bid to pay homage to the killed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, BSF’s South Bengal Frontier will organise a half marathon in the city on October this year, an official said on Wednesday. “A total of 1,841 troopers have died while protecting the country’s border areas since the inception of BSF in […]

BSF seizes explosives stocked by Maoists in Odisha

Malkangiri: The Border Security Force (BSF) here on Thursday seized a huge cache of explosives stocked by Maoists, apparently to disturb the peace in the region. Acting on a tip-off, a BSF team carried out a combing operation in MV-47 forest in the area and seized a total of 27 gelatin sticks, 100 detonators and […]

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF in Punjab

Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan early on Monday in Punjab’s frontier district of Gurdaspur, a BSF official said. The intruder was shot dead near pillar 15/3, the official added. The identity of the intruder is being verified.

Anti-Maoist ops boost: 2 bulletproof boats for patrolling soon

Bhubaneswar:  The Border Security Force (BSF) will provide two bulletproof boats for patrolling in cut-off areas in three to four months. This would not only intensify patrolling in cut-off areas but also help in anti-Maoist operation, said BSF DG KK Sharma after a discussion with Odisha DGP KB Singh here today. Also Read: Maoists protest […]

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'India to acquire at least 60 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft'

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft. According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, due attention is being paid to all assets of IAF, fighters and transporters included, and that […]

Maoists attack BSF camp in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp located at Kartalpali under Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district last night. According to information, the ultras fired at the BSF camp in opposition of voting at Kartalpali. The BSF Jawans retaliated. However, no casualty has been reported in the incident. Notably, Maoists have been opposing […]

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu:Pakistan Rangers overnight targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in Jammu, a source said Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers targeted some BSF outposts in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday),” a BSF source told IANS here. “They used small weapons and automatics to target our positions,” the […]