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BSF alert on Indo-Bangladesh border: Kumawat

In the wake of the bloody mutiny in Bangladesh, the BSF is on a high alert along the Indo-Bangladesh border to ensure that BDR soldiers on the run do not enter the country, Director General of the force M L Kumawat said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2009 15:04 IST
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In the wake of the bloody mutiny in Bangladesh, the BSF is on a high alert along the Indo-Bangladesh border to ensure that BDR soldiers on the run do not enter the country, Director General of the force M L Kumawat said on Wednesday.

"After this crisis in Bangladesh, we have given direction to all our troops and personnel deployed on Indo-Bangladesh border to remain on high alert and ensure that those armed BDR soldiers are not allowed to enter into our country," Kumawat told reporters.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a function which marked the passing out parade of 307 CISF Sub-Inspectors at National Industrial Security Academy in Hyderabad.

There are some areas along the 4,096 km Indo-Bangla border which are porous and if the BDR soliders manage to enter, the force will apprehend them, he said adding "they will be disarmed and handed over back to Bangladesh government."

"We are with Bangladesh government in this regard," he said.

The government has sanctioned another 29 battalions for BSF which has strength of 2.10 lakh and 509 border outposts will come into force in next five years costing about Rs 1,800 crores particularly in the eastern frontier where fencing work started little late compared to western frontier alongside Pakistan, the top BSF official said.