In a direct threat to Pakistan, Indian Border Force to deploy new strategic technology at Pakistani border
ISLAMABAD - In a direct threat to Pakistan, Indian Border Force todeploy new strategic technology at Pakistani border
The Border Security Force (BSF) to deploy technical solutions to combat the threat of drones along the India-Pakistan international border, the chief of the force said on Sunday.
BSF director general VK Johri said the force has expanded its “strategic capabilities” by using new technology and intelligence to guard the over 6,386-km-long borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Addressing the 55th Raising Day event of the force at a BSF camp here, the DG said the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and the International Border in Punjab have become “operationally sensitive” in recent times.
“We have received reports about the activity of drones along the western border front (along Pakistan) in the recent past and we are working on technical solutions and taking important steps to tackle this issue,” Johri said.
The about 2.5 lakh personnel strong BSF was raised on this day in 1965 and is primarily tasked to guard the India and Pakistan borders apart from rendering a variety of roles in the internal security domain.
He said the government’s decision to bifurcate the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has rendered the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and the international border along Jammu and Punjab “very sensitive”.