BSF Additional Director General, Western Command, P V Rama Sastry reviewed the security situation on the 14th of November, including challenges related to drone activities and smuggling, along the International Border here with Pakistan, officials told. As per the reports, a spike in incursions by Pakistani drones has been reported this year along the 198km-long Indo-Pak international border in the Jammu region.
On his arrival on Monday to BSF’s Jammu frontier headquarters, was welcomed by top officers led by Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General Jammu Frontier DK Boora. He is on his three-day visit to Jammu.
Boora gave a detailed presentation to the additional director general (ADG) on the critical aspects, including those related to security, of the IB, officials said. He described the general security scenario of the area covering the deployment pattern of BSF battalions and their robust domination aspects on the border, they said. “A special emphasis was given on the tunnel and drone threat abetting the smuggling of weapons and narcotics from across the border to Indian territory,” said the spokesperson.
Boora also informed Sastry about the challenges being faced by the BSF, including tunnelling (trans-border tunnels by Pakistan to push terrorists into Jammu), drone activities and cross-border smuggling by the anti-national elements, the officials said.
Sastry also called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the current security scenario on the IB in the Jammu frontier, they said.
The ADG felicitated and awarded students of the BSF Senior Secondary and Primary School in Paloura who performed well in academics and sports. He also interacted with troops and lauded their devotion and commitment towards duties. The ADG is also planning to visit other areas also.