Punjab Deputy CM Seeks More BSF Troops

Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that more BSF personnel needed to be deployed on the International Border with Pakistan to check infiltration.

Published: 14th August 2015 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2015 03:06 AM   |  A+A-

MOHALI: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that more BSF personnel needed to be deployed on the International Border with Pakistan to check infiltration.

Speaking to reporters after inaugurating a shooting range at Mohali, Sukhbir said he had sent a communiqué to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting more security forces to be deployed along the Punjab border on the lines of the troop deployment in Jammu & Kashmir.

He said he had visited some forward posts of the BSF and felt that more personnel were needed on the border.

On the issue of the extradition of militants from foreign countries, Sukhbir, who also holds the Home portfolio, said he would take it up with the Centre.

Sukhbir, however, denied that there was any apprehension about the revival of militancy, claiming that Punjab was one of the most peaceful states in the country. According to him, Punjab Police were capable of combating  anti-national activities.

He also said that Punjab would strengthen its Special Protection Unit with ultra-modern security equipment and weapons. The state would deploy an exclusive SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team in the border areas.

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