Must prepare for rise in hostile activities from Pak: BSF Chief
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi: Pakistan's recalcitrance to rein in militant outfits on its soil is enough "straw in the wind" for Indian security establishment to prepare for rise in "hostile activities" on the border, BSF chief U K Bansal said today.
"The recalcitrance of the Pakistan establishment to rein in Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders such as Mullah Omar and Hafiz Saeed should be read as straw in the wind in checking the nature of activity which we anticipate on the borders. The BSF is cognisant of these future challenges and is preparing itself in terms of doctrine, infrastructure, weaponry and training," he said at an event here.
The BSF Director General (DG) said that as smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, drugs and weapons continues from across the Indo-Pakistan border, "the next few years seem to have the potential of upgradation of these hostile activities particularly in the context of the phased disengagement of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan."
The Border Security Force (BSF) not only guards the Indo-Pakistan border, it is also entrusted with the security of the land and riverine frontiers with Bangladesh. Bansal, during the investiture ceremony of the force here, also said that his about two-lakh strong paramilitary force should be relentlessly vigilant along the Bangladesh border considering the developments in that country.
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