BSF for new devices to check Kashmir infiltration

Jammu, May 18 (Calcutta Tube) The Border Security Force (BSF) is procuring new equipment that can give out alerts about terrorists from Pakistan sneaking into Jammu and Kashmir, say sources in the paramilitary force.

The BSF is opting for Battle Surveillance Radar Equipment, which can alert the force about any movement well in advance, say the sources.

It is being imported, the sources said, but did not specify from which country.

The BSF in Jammu and Kashmir is responsible for guarding the 198-km international border from Rajpora in the south of Jammu region to Chicken Neck in the north in the plains.

In the past two months, the international border has witnessed more than a dozen infiltration bids and ceasefire violations by Pakistan Rangers who guard their side of the border.

The BSF already has more than 1,500 hand held thermal image devices which work in all weather conditions and have often helped Indian border guards to check terrorist infiltration, the BSF sources said.

Infiltration from Pakistan is becoming a major headache for the security forces, with militants attempting to cross over from all directions.

They have made repeated attempts from the Line of Control (LoC) that separates the Indian and Pakistani parts of Jammu and Kashmir and also the international border.

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