In the wake of the deadly attack in Dhaka, the Border Security Force (BSF) of North Bengal Frontier has tightened security arrangements in 199 Border out Post (BOP)’s including Barun Indo-Bangladesh border near Mekhligunj in Cooochbehar district of West Bengal.
According to Suresh Kumar, the senior official of BSF, 13 Battalion, after the militants attack in Bangladesh security, has been tightened along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
“BSF is putting a strong vigil over the border lines to avoid any unwanted incident. Our jawans are on high alert, doing duties around the clock in fenced, unfenced and also in the riverine areas.
We are also using speed boats and country made boats in the riverine borders,” Kumar said. He also said that the BSF is also in contact with the local police which help us the joint operations.
India shares 4096 kms of border with Bangladesh of which West Bengal has the most of 2216kms. The North Bengal Frontier has a border of 932kms of border with the country and has a number of porous areas.
The length of the border in the other four states is Tripura (856km), Meghalaya (443km), Assam (262km) and Mizoram (180km).