It is a challenge to guard the country's borders with Nepal and Bhutan, and anti-social elements here are hard to detect as there is "no restriction" on the cross-border movement of people, Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.
The ministry of home affairs has ordered the paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to ensure that cattle are not taken illegally across the border into Nepal for sacrifice during the Gadhimai festival.
The Union Home Ministry has proposed raising of two battalions of Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) comprising surrendered militants of Assam and Manipur, an official statement said on Monday.
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.
The SSB, a paramilitary force that guards India`s frontier with Nepal, has expressed concern over the emergence of Chinese study centres in the neighbouring country allegedly indulging in anti-India propaganda.
In the wake of banned terror outfit NDFB(S) increasing its violent activities in Assam, the Union Home Ministry has asked paramilitary SSB to begin undertaking special counter-insurgency operations in the state and check the actions of the group.
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.
Over 250 former militants from Jammu and Kashmir are waiting to enter India from Nepal after security agencies prepared new procedures for crossing the border against the backdrop of a controversy over the arrest of a suspected militant on the frontier.
Eight suspected Pakistani nationals, with some of them involved in terror activities, were detained by security forces here when they allegedly tried to cross Indo-Nepal border, official sources said on Sunday.