BSF introduces 4-layer security system

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Old 26-Jun-2010
BSF introduces 4-layer security system

Abohar, June 25

To thwart the nefarious designs of forces inimical to India, the Border Security Force (BSF) authorities have introdued four-layer security arrangements on the Indo-Pak border. For the first time, the existing three-layer security set-up has been strengthened by an additional security layer.

This exercise has been undertaken as intelligence inputs have revealed that the terrorists outfits operating from Pakistan could destabilise the peace process initiated by the governments of India and Pakistan through the ongoing foreign secretary-level talks and the coming foreign ministers’ meeting in July.

Official sources said under the four-layer security set-up, the BSF had been deployed in close vicinity of zero line, in the area falling between zero line and the cobra fencing, alongside the cobra fencing towards Indian side and about 800 metres deep inside Indian territory in the border pockets.

First, the BSF authorities alerted its troops when a joint operation against terrorists belonging to various outfits was launched in Lahore and its surrounding areas by the Pakistan Rangers, the Pakistan army and the police force about one month ago to flush out them from that area. Intelligence inputs revealed that terrorists might infiltrate into Indian soil to escape joint operations.

“Moreover, the incidents connected with unprovoked firing in the simbal skol area in Gurdaspur, rocket firing in Amritsar and firing in Fazilka sector few years ago do not allow us to use any kind of laxity while protecting the Punjab frontiers,” said Vimal Satyarthi, DIG, BSF, Abohar.

Additional troops have been mobilised from the battalion headquarters to make the four-layer security set-up a big success.

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