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

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Shillong, Jun 27: 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 here.

"The Force (BSF) is under the process of procuring hi-tech equipment to enhance supervision and reaction capability of its troops," a BSF spokesperson said here, a day after the two-day force level commander conference, which concluded on Thursday.

BSF to get hi-tech equipment

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 Director General of BSF DK Pathak, the conference was attended by all five ADGs, 19 IGs and 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 PBO Warjri where he urged the state government to provide power for floodlights along the border, the spokesman added.

PTI

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