BSF to get hi-tech equipment to enhance vigil along border

The Border Security Force is going to procure hi-tech equipment to enhance supervision and reaction capability of its troops along the International boundary with Pakistan and Bangladesh, officials said. The Force (BSF) is in the process of procuring hi-tech equipment to enhance supervision and reaction capability of its troops,” a BSF spokesperson said after the two-day force level commander conference. He said a large number of vehicles of various categories were also being introduced keeping in view the terrain of the International borders.

Chaired by the Director General of BSF, D K Pathak, the conference was attended by all five ADGs, 19 IGs and the Director, Pay and Accounts Department, of the BSF. Among other issues discussed in the conference was the Land Boundary Agreement and the problems related to exchange of Adverse Possession of Lands and Enclaves with Bangladesh, the BSF spokesperson said. The other issues were cross border smuggling prevalent all along both the Eastern and Western borders and strategies on how to curb anti-national activities, he said. The BSF DG later met Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmuganathan, and Chief Secretary, P B O Warjri, where he urged the state government to provide power for floodlights along the border, the spokesman added.

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