Border Security Force

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  • US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

    US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

    The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said on Monday it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, drawing sharp condemnation from Turkey. With the offensive against IS winding down, the coalition and its......

    January 15, 2018
  • Two countries, a sheltering tree and a tourist hotspot

    Two countries, a sheltering tree and a tourist hotspot

    The Peepul tree on the International Border (IB) at Suchetgarh in Jammu district is the most photographed landmark as this is the only tree on any border that serves as a pillar demarcating the boundaries of two countries. The tree......

    January 8, 2018
  • PM Modi to address top-level police conference in Gwalior

    PM Modi to address top-level police conference in Gwalior

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a top-level police conference on January 7-8 at the Border Security Force (BSF) Academy at Tekanpur in Gwalior. An official release said that the "Annual Conference of Director General of Police (DGPs) and Inspector......

    January 6, 2018
  • J-K: BSF jawan from Bengal killed in sniper fire by Pakistan

    J-K: BSF jawan from Bengal killed in sniper fire by Pakistan

    A BSF head constable, RP Hazara, from West Bengal was killed when Pakistan Rangers indiscriminately targeted Indian posts in the Samba sector of the Jammu division on Wednesday. According to media reports, Pakistan Rangers opened sniper fire at Indian positions......

    January 3, 2018
  • Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF, one arrested

    Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized by BSF, one arrested

    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......

    December 27, 2017
  • BSF seizes 13 kg heroin near India-Pak border in Amritsar

    BSF seizes 13 kg heroin near India-Pak border in Amritsar

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized 13 kilogram (kg) heroin from two different locations at the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district. Pakistani smugglers tried to cross over to India under the cover of a thick blanket of fog. A patrolling......

    December 25, 2017
  • 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore seized from Indo-Pak border

    55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore seized from Indo-Pak border

    In one of the biggest contraband seizures across the Indo-Pak border, the BSF on Wednesday confiscated about 55 kg heroin worth Rs 5 crore in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, official sources said. The incident was reported at about 6:30 pm when......

    December 7, 2017
  • CAPF jawan losing Rs 5cr in pension funds under NPS

    CAPF jawan losing Rs 5cr in pension funds under NPS

    A paramilitary jawan, guarding borders or tackling Naxals in inhospitable conditions, is suffering a "colossal" loss of more than Rs five crore in his retirement funds since the government stopped regular pension to the troops in 2004 and brought them......

    December 3, 2017
  • BSF seized 10,000 kg narcotics since December 2016

    BSF seized 10,000 kg narcotics since December 2016

    The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Wednesday it seized over 10,000 kg of narcotics between December 1, 2016 and October 31 this year. "The BSF seized 10,247.119 kg of narcotics on the western and eastern borders" during this period,......

    November 29, 2017
  • Mizoram provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes

    Mizoram provides shelter to 1,300 Myanmar tribals fleeing clashes

    The Mizoram government has given shelter and relief to around 1,300 tribals from neighbouring Myanmar's restive Arakan state who have taken refuge in southern Mizoram, officials said on Monday. "Around 1300 men, women and children have fled from Arakan state......

    November 27, 2017
  • Pakistan woman intruder shot dead: BSF

    Pakistan woman intruder shot dead: BSF

    A Pakistani woman was shot dead by BSF personnel along the International Border in the Dera Baba Nanak Sector when she trespassed into Indian territory, an official said on Thursday. A Border Security Force (BSF) patrol team detected suspicious movement......

    October 5, 2017
  • Four Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

    Four Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

    The Chhattisgarh police arrested four Naxals, including a couple, in Kanker district. Two firearms and a cache of Maoist-related items, including material used in making explosives, were recovered from them, a police official said. Acting on specific inputs, a composite......

    October 5, 2017
  • Security stepped up along borders with Myanmar, Bangladesh

    Security stepped up along borders with Myanmar, Bangladesh

    In view of the Rohingyas' movement along the India-Myanmar and India-Bangladesh borders and the on-going Durga Puja festivities, vigil has been increased in the border areas, officials said on Thursday. "Though Tripura has no borders with Myanmar, we have asked......

    September 28, 2017