Bangladesh will go to parliamentary elections on December 30.
BSF IG Hemant Kumar Lohia said the border is always on alert. However, the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) have been put on alert ahead of the Bangladesh Parliament elections and so have been BSF.
“We have augmented out efforts so that criminals do not have free movement between the states or between the two countries. We have augmented the efforts. Our borders are usually very peaceful and our vigil is high at all times. But we have augmented our efforts by putting more men and resources on the field,” Indian Express quoted IG Lohia as saying.
BSF has currently got an estimated 20,000 personnel on duty in Tripura. In addition to the existing force mobilization along the Indo-Bangla border, more men, more “resources” were deployed recently to ensure zero infiltration or exfiltration.
Equipment for electronic surveillance, which was kept on reserve, is also being used apart from intensified vigilance, intelligence, and barbed wire fencing, he said.