BSF DG: “Befitting Reply Was Given To Pak Following Mutilation of BSF Soldier In BAT Action”

Shailesh Kumar / Raju Mehta, 
New Delhi, 30 November 2018

BSF DG, Rajni Kant Mishra, in annual press conference told National Defence that BSF has given befitting reply following the BAT action on International Border (IB) in September this year in which BSF head constable Narendra Singh martyred. He also confirmed the presence of terror camps across the border along IB but stopped short of giving any number of such camps.

Border Security Force (BSF) is indigenously developing bullet-proof bunkers with DRDO and other agencies to protect its own troops against fatal sniper from Pakistani Rangers.

BSF has demonstrated in house new age bunkers sniper resistant gadget before the Union home minister when he (Rajnath Singh) recently went to Jaisalmer and we will soon replicate it on other border fronts including in Jammu. This has been developed in-house by the BSF,” DG said.

BSF Sources say that the new bunker is amour plated with a periscope mounted on the top for broader vision and can accommodate four jawans at a time at the border post.

BSF DG acknowledged that the force is also undertaking a ground analysis and survey of the demographic and economic profile of villages on the western front in Jaisalmer area but termed the exercise as part of routine input submitted to the government about demographic changes. He refused to acknowledge any such studies having linked with any religion.

Director General also told reporters here that after several infiltration attempts, sniping and unprovoked cross-border firing incidents this year became a regular affair along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Jammu. BSF has carried out a scientific study and drawn a ‘comprehensive retaliation plan’ to rein in the adversry.

“We will come out with suggestions by which these actions or incidents can be prevented and if it requires to undertake some civil, mechanical or operational work, we will do that,” DG Rajni Kant Mishra said.

Rajni Kant Mishra told media here in new Delhi that the two pilot projects of deploying tech-based ‘smart fences’ in Jammu is working to their satisfaction and that the progress of getting good results from them to check infiltration has been substantial.

The data collected from the pilot projects in Jammu is being audited by technical experts so that we can fine tune the gadgets to get effective results, he DG said. A similar sensor-based “smart fence” is expected to come up along the eastern frontier with Bangladesh within the next 1-2 months.
 
Rajni Kant Mishra told media here in new Delhi that the two pilot projects of deploying tech-based ‘smart fences’ in Jammu is working to their satisfaction and that the progress of getting good results from them to check infiltration has been substantial.

The data collected from the pilot projects in Jammu is being audited by technical experts so that we can fine tune the gadgets to get effective results, he DG said. A similar sensor-based “smart fence” is expected to come up along the eastern frontier with Bangladesh within the next 1-2 months.

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