BSF increases patrolling, vigilance at India-Pakistan border

December 1st, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi/Amritsar, Dec 1 (IANS) Anticipating possible changes in India’s relations with Pakistan after last week’s Mumbai terror attack, the central paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) Monday said it has increased patrolling and surveillance along the border.”We have increased the vigil, patrolling and surveillance all along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes. It is the regular practise that we adopt after any terror attack in the country,” a top BSF official told IANS in Delhi.

“There is no question of increasing the numbers of personnel at the border since we are already short of manpower. So far we have not received any alert from any of the intelligence agencies and noticed any movement either from Pakistani Rangers or army,” the official added.

Additional Deputy Inspector General of BSF (Punjab frontier) J.S. Sra told IANS that they have not cancelled pre-sanctioned leave of any of the personnel.

“There is no additional deployment at the India-Pakistan border. But we are keeping a close watch,” added Sra, who is posted in Jalandhar.

India has a little over 550 km of border with Pakistan in its Punjab state.

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