New Delhi, Jan 22: The Border Security Force (BSF), which faced a lot of flak following the Pathankot attack, has decided to implement a host of measures to spruce up vigil along the Indo-Pak border.
There have been allegations of drug smuggling being rampant along the Indo-Pak border as a result of which even the terrorist infiltrations have gone unchecked.
Yesterday the BSF shot down a Pakistan infiltrator at Pathankot. This is just a sign of things to come and how the BSF plans on having a no nonsense policy when it comes to infiltrations from Pakistan.
Three persons had attempted to infiltrate into India. While one was shot dead, the other two escaped to Pakistan.
Identifying areas prone to infiltration:
As a first measure the BSF has set up a team within itself to keep a watch over some soldiers who they suspect may be hand in glove with the drug mafia.
It is the drug mafia which helps the terrorists infiltrate into India. There is intelligence within the BSF which will help monitor those personnel suspected to be helping the drug mafia.
In addition to this the BSF will continue with its rule of not giving a soldier a posting at his home state. This rule has been in place since 2014.
This rule came into force so that soldiers do not get too familiar with the locals. It is the locals who act as go in between men for the drug mafia and terrorists.
The BSF has also identified the drug prone areas. These are the areas through which the drug mafia operates and soldiers operating in these areas are kept under close watch.
There is enhanced intelligence to keep a watch on the soldiers operating in the drug probe areas. There are also instructions given to arrest and try anyone who operates with the drug mafia.