Country's largest border guarding force BSF has made a strong pitch for a special 'border service' pay for its men stating the troops are deployed well ahead of the Army along international borders and they face the "first brunt" of an enemy attack.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani
on Saturday flagged off a `Border Darshan` campaign which will visit
13 points on India`s frontiers to study the living conditions
of soldiers and the threat from China and Pakistan to the
Iraq and Iran will hold meetings from next week to formally mark their disputed border, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Thursday, after a stand-off between the two countries last month.