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The government is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country's two important border guarding forces -- the BSF and the ITBP -- to fortify defence along the strategic frontiers.
Narendra Modi will be addressing the top police officials tomorrow at a three-day annual conference at the BSF Academy at Tekanpur.
Bilateral relations hit another low as Pakistani forces suffered at least 10 casualties following retaliatory fire by the BSF, and Islamabad released a ‘confessional’ video by Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The Border Security Force troops today foiled an infiltration bid and killed an intruder along the International Border in Jammu district.
Central government sanctions construction of over 14,400 bunkers for border residents in Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF sources said the trooper identified as R.P. Hanjrey of the 173rd Battalion was killed in sniper fire from across the border.
The CEO said Central paramilitary forces would start arriving in the state soon and the Central government has agreed to send security forces as required by the Election Commission.
Four army men including a Major were killed in Pakistani troops firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The 70th Battalion of the BSF shot dead the Pakistani intruder, aged around 65 years, when he ignored the warnings of the personnel and kept proceeding.
The van carrying the jawans of BSF 195 Battalion turned turtle while negotiating a curve on the Bandikher ghat, about 5 km from the camp in Laxmipur.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till December 10, and 110 times along the IB till November-end.
The remarks came a day after an encounter in cut-off area where a Maoist cadre was gunned down by the BSF jawans.
The BSF said it seized more than 12,000 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl from a village in West Bengal.
The shelling from across the border began in Khari Karmara area at 10.55am and continued for about an hour.
One of India's neighbours had made terrorism a "state policy" and was training, funding and abetting terrorists to send them to this country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said here today.