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Tag: Border Security Force

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 […]