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BSF steps up vigil along Bangla border

BSF has alerted the entire 181 border outposts in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam in view of Tuesday's bomb attacks in Bangladesh.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2005 18:03 IST

BSF has stepped up vigil along Bangladesh border and alerted the entire 181 border outposts in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam in view of Tuesday's bomb attacks in the neighbouring country, a senior official said.

"We have also strengthened our guards, intensified patrol and keeping a close vigil along the international border so that no one can sneak into our territory for sabotage," BSF IG SK Dutta who is in-charge of Tripura, Mizoram and Cachar district in Assam said.

"We will not leave any stone unturned to guard and dominate the border," he said.

"The BSF was more concerned about ISI operations and Al-Qaeda trying to set up base in that country as they were indulging insurgents of the north-east region by imparting training and funding," Dutta said.

He said BSF and its Bangladesh counterpart BDR were conducting coordinated patrolling along the 856 kms long border for the last four months.

"The BSF will now launch coordinated operations in the border along with other security agencies," he said.

"Now we will share our intelligence inputs with officer-in-charge of any police station near the border and also with other security agencies and then simultaneously launch operations which would be an effective step towards making the border fool-proof," the IG said.

First Published: Nov 30, 2005 18:03 IST