BSF DG for strengthening border management

Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 15:38

Karimganj: BSF Director General
Raman Srivastava has stressed the need for strengthening
border management to curb infiltration along the Indo-Bangla
border.

Srivastava, on a two-day visit to the BSF headquarters at
Mizoram and Cachar Frontier in Masimpur, told reporters here
yesterday that he interacted with troops and discussed several
issues faced by them.

"Steps are being taken for additional manpower and
outposts to ensure better border management, which will help
avert incidents of infiltration and curb smuggling and
trans-border crimes along the Indo-Bangla Border," the BSF DG
said.

He also said that the recruitment and training of new
recruits would be done soon to make up for the shortage of
manpower in the force.

Various issues have been taken up with the Centre to
ensure better accommodation and amenities for troops, air
courier facilities for jawans and upgradation of weaponry and
equipments, Srivastava said.

"Priority is to maintain the highest standard of
professional efficiency and instill confidence among border
inhabitants by maintaining good relations with those across
the border...," he said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 15:38

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