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Nine more BOPs on Indo-Bangla border: BSF DG

The Director General of Border Security Force (BSF), Raman Srivastava, has said that nine more Border Outposts (BOPs) would be set up and locations of 17 BOPs would be changed along the 856 km long Indo-Bangla border in Tripura to prevent insurgents of the North Eastern region from entering Indian territory.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2009 12:50 IST

The Director General of Border Security Force (BSF), Raman Srivastava, has said that nine more Border Outposts (BOPs) would be set up and locations of 17 BOPs would be changed along the 856 km long Indo-Bangla border in Tripura to prevent insurgents of the North Eastern region from entering Indian territory.

The D.G., who arrived in Agartala on Monday, held a series of meetings with top BSF officials of the state, visited two
Border Outposts (BOP) and met Governor Dr Kamala and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

''So, we are looking for new lands near the zero line of the International border for setting up of 26 BOPs for more
stringent vigil along the Indo-Bangla border so that insurgents using the soil of the neighbouring country cannot
sneak into Indian territory,'' he said.

At present there are 245 BOPs in Tripura and nine more BOPs would soon be added.'' he told reporters at the
Civil Secretariat after meeting the chief minister on Monday night.

Official sources said the chief minister requested the BSF DG to keep close vigil on the border and guard it effectively
so that the insurgents who were fleeing from the neighbouring country following security operations there could not enter
into Indian territory.