Newly appointed BSF DG visits Indo-Bangla border
FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, May 2: Newly appointed Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma, landed with a helicopter in Pyrdiwah Village, the area under adverse possession on Monday. The DG visited a nearby border outpost called Harai in the fringes of the Indo-Bangladesh border without a virtual interaction with the border populace.
Pyrdiwah BSF outpost was one possession that was overrun by the then Bangladesh rifles in 2001. Nothing definite is known about the outcome of the itinerary visit. However, the release issued from the PRO cell stated, “In view of the prevailing security scerio in the Meghalaya and consequent to his taking over, Our DG is on extensive visit of AOR of Meghalaya FTR BSF. The DG, BSF arrived on 1st May’2016 and visited the border area. He also reviewed the security situation on the border as well as in CI Ops in Meghalaya where BSF is deployed.”
It may be mentioned that the Meghalaya Frontier of Border Security Force looks after border magement of 443 km of Intertiol Border with the Bangladesh. In the area of Meghalaya Frontier, 09 BSF Battalions are deployed.
It has been learnt that Sharma also reviewed the status of border fencing, floodlight and border roads.
Meanwhile, Sharma while addressing the jawans and officers exhorted them to maintain utmost vigil on border and ensure security of border and border population.
The Director General also held a conference of DIGs and Commandants in the conference hall of the FTR HQ BSF Shillong where PK Dubey, IG BSF Meghalaya FTR presented an overview of Border Magement in the Meghalaya.