New Delhi: In the wake of the twin terrorist attacks, at Nagrota and Samba, close to the international border on Tuesday, BSF DG KK Sharma held a press conference on Wednesday to shed light on the incident as well as share all that the BSF has undertaken to secure the borders of India.
Speaking on the Samba incident, KK Sharma revealed that infiltration had taken place through a small tunnel in the border area and confessed that as of now the BSF was not in possession of any such technology that could detect movements and activities in tunnels.
In the ensuing ceasefire violations by Pakistan post the surgical strikes, the DG BSF informed that they had killed more than 15 Pakistani rangers and eliminated the threat of 10 militants or more. They had also managed to destroy many Pakistani outposts.
“Post the surgical strikes, we started op called ‘Operation Rustom’ as we anticipated problems won’t be confined to LoC; they will affect international borders too,” said DG KK Sharma.
While discussing India’s eastern border security, he explained that to fence the Bangladesh border is humanly not possible as it is surrounded by water bodies, but BSF is taking steps to fill the unfenced gaps using technology.
On currency smuggling through borders he said, “There is a drastic drop in seizures of fake currency from Malda border; don’t know about Nepal border as SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) looks after that.”
On Tuesday, an infiltration bid was made by Pakistani terrorists in Nagrota and Chamliyal which was followed by a fierce encounter with BSF soldiers resulting in the killing of 7 jawans and 3 terrorists.
“We will take up the Samba infiltration bid and tunnel issue with our Pakistani counterparts”, Sharma told reporters.