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Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders

More than 2,700 border pillars along India`s open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.

Chinese centres in Nepal not a threat to India as of now: SSB

India is keeping an eye on growing number of Chinese cultural centres in neighbouring Nepal, but their activity has not reached the threshold where it impinges on the country`s security, outgoing chief of border guarding force SSB said here on Wednesday.

No full-time DG for SSB as chief retires

Government on Tuesday appointed CISF chief Arvind Ranjan as the caretaker Director General of border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal.

Polls in border states: Forces asked to step up vigil

With polling in border states to be held in next four phases, government has directed BSF and SSB to intensify vigil along the boundaries with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to check possible trans-border crime and smuggling of narcotics and fake Indian currency notes.

11 Nepalese girls rescued in UP, 1 held

Eleven girls from Nepal were rescued and a man was arrested after a human-trafficking racket was busted here by a team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), official sources said here today.

Women to be inducted as officers in border force for first time

Breaking the male bastion in the five decade-old Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the government has approved recruitment of young women as `combat officers` in the second largest border guarding force.

Govt committed to provide best facilities to forces: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the government is committed to providing the best possible facilities to the Central Armed Police Forces personnel who are serving the nation in very adverse conditions, risking their lives.

MHA issues new directives for harassment complaints in forces

Union Home Ministry has issued a set of new directives to paramilitary forces for getting regular monthly updates on sexual harrasment cases in their formations nationwide.

Don`t allow elements to take advantage of friendly borders: Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday asked border guarding forces to check anti-national elements from taking advantage of the country`s friendly relations with its neighbours for perpetrating their evil designs.

6,000 more SSB personnel for anti-Naxal operations

Nearly 6,000 personnel of central paramilitary SSB will soon be deployed for anti-Naxal operations duties in the Left wing extremism-hit areas of country.

No need to fence Indo-Nepal border: SSB

There is no need to fence the Indo-Nepal border as the frontier is a friendly crossing between the two countries, the chief of border guarding SSB on Friday said.

SSB inspector commits suicide

A 55-year-old Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB) inspector posted at Indo-Nepal border allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself here Saturday evening.

Indo-Nepal border road to help SSB personnel keep

The foundation of a new 552.3 km road on porous Indo-Nepal border in Bihar has been laid and when completed would help security forces guard the border more effectively.

Bihar gets 1,000 SSB personnel for anti-Naxal operation

Centre has sent a fresh battalion, comprising about 1,000 personnel, for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in Bihar as part of a strategy to combat Maoist violence in the state.

Govt approves armed security to RAW facilities in Delhi

The government has approved squad of more than 140 commando trained personnel for securing the offices of country`s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), in national capital.

SSB expedition all set to climb Mount Everest

A mountaineering expedition by a team of Sashastra Seema Bal personnel will attempt to scale Mount Everest, coinciding with the diamond jubilee of the first ascent of the world`s highest peak.

SSB joins anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand

After Jammu and Kashmir, the SSB, which guards Indo-Nepal border, has been again deployed on internal security duty - this time in Jharkhand to fight the Naxal menace.

SSB men flagged off for 1st Mt everest expedition

A 10-member contingent of border guarding force SSB was Tuesday flagged off to conquer the world`s tallest peak Mount Everest.

SSB orders probe into eve-teasing case against its personnel

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has ordered an inquiry into an eve-teasing case against its ten personnel who were arrested for allegedly misbehaving with NCC girl cadets from North Eastern states in a Guwahati-bound train.

SSB not to allow rift in Indo-Nepal ties: DG

Some forces were trying to create a rift in centuries-old relations between India and Nepal but both the countries will not allow them to succeed, Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Arun Chaudhary on Wednesday said.