BSF facing increased attacks from smugglers

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, July 13: The Director General of the Border Security Force K K Sharma has said that attacks on the BSF troops have increased and smugglers have become bolder as the Border Security Force (BSF) are using non-lethal weapons to guard the Indo-Bangla border following directions from the Centre to reduce the killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the border.

Informing this here on Friday, Sharma said that the BSF are using the policy of non lethal weapons along the international border as whenever any infiltrator or Bangladesh citizen is killed on the border, the Bangladesh Government comes under tremendous pressure and the Central Government has asked the BSF to reduce the killings.
He further said that the BSF is currently using pump action gun instead of regular INSAS rifles in guarding the border which has emboldened the smugglers and as such, attacks on the BSF troops have increased.
Asked about the poor road and connectivity in the   border areas, he said that connectivity work, fencing of the border and installing floodlights is being taken up in a phased manner and there are sufficient funds from the Ministry of Home Affairs for the purpose.


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