1. Punjab seeks increased BSF strength after Pathankot attack

Punjab seeks increased BSF strength after Pathankot attack

The present BSF strength in the Punjab sector was inadequate, and the Punjab government wants the force strengthened in the state in view of the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base near Pathankot, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.

By: | Published: January 3, 2016 5:45 PM

The present BSF strength in the Punjab sector was inadequate, and the Punjab government wants the force strengthened in the state in view of the terror attack on the Indian Air Force base near Pathankot, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.

“The BSF strength is not adequate. Because this (Punjab) is a peaceful state, the strength is less. We need more strength (of the BSF), especially because this area is close to the border with Jammu and Kashmir.

“There have been two major incidents of infiltration in Punjab through the same sector,” Badal pointed out.

This was the second major terror attack in Punjab in just over five months.

On July 27, 2015, terrorists from Pakistan launched a terror attack on Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district, leaving seven people dead, including a police official.

Badal, who is also the state home minister, said Punjab Police will also have a “second line of defence” in the area to counter any terror threat in future.

“We will have a new police lines and a commando battalion in Pathankot for quick response. Also a SWAT (special weapons and tactics) quick response team will be stationed here,” Badal said.

He said the Centre will be requested to make available better technology to prevent infiltration in the area.

“We want technology to be used, like lasers. We should use technology to prevent infiltration,” Badal said.

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    kushal kumar
    Jan 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm
    This Vedic astrology writer had , on23rd October 2014 , over 14 months past from now, predicted like this : “ Two crucial spells of time in the next year 2015 have halted working of mind of this writer for an analysis. While the areas of national life likely to be impacted and mentioned above apply to November –December as well , the scene presents additional complications. Those at the helm of affairs , both in the Center and States , may have a tougher time. There is a need to be particularly cautious on the borders in the Northern India because likelihood of conflict or intrusions or even war cannot be ruled out. Terrorists could be active more than before. Punjab or Rajasthan may also take a cue”. The details related to terrorist attack in Pathankot ( Punjab) Air Base on the early morning of 2 January 2016 known so far through news reports suggest that the terrorists may have entered into India in late – end of December 2015 and chalked out- executed the deadly plan . Hence this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction is precisely accurate. These predictions are available for visiting in master article – “ Months of substantial concern for India in next year 2015” – published on 23rd October 2014 in online magazine thesop.
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