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Bangladesh no longer safe for Indian insurgents: BSF

IANS Shillong 05 May 2017, 21:48:39
IANS

Bangladesh is no longer a safe haven for Indian insurgents, Border Security Force (BSF) Director General K.K. Sharma said on Friday.

"They (Indian insurgents) are no longer active in Bangladesh. There were few training camps and hideouts of Indian insurgents and on our (BSF) information, the BGB (Border Guards of Bangladesh) has taken effective action and destroyed them," Sharma said on the sidelines of a function at the BSF (Meghalaya Frontier) headquarters here.

Moreover, he said if there was any definite knowledge of Indian insurgent camps on Bangladesh soil, action would be taken by the Bangladesh security forces to dismantle them.

India has a 1,880 km border with Bangladesh along four states - Tripura (856 km), Assam (263 km), Meghalaya (443 km) and Mizoram (318 km).

Expressing concern on the cattle smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border, Sharma said his troopers continued to make all efforts to thwart the crime.

"You must realize that the populations on both sides of the border have been indulging in this activity for a very long time. Wherever we become strict, cattle smuggling is stopped in that area. They immediately shift to another area. So inspite of our best efforts, this has not completely stopped," he said.

Sharma said the BSF was in the process of covering the gaps along the India-Bangladesh border with technological solutions.

"Very soon we will be installing an intruder detection alarm system to detect any intruder.