Govt sanctions 7,000 troops to BSF for Pak, B’desh borders

NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the country’s volatile border with Pakistan, will raise six new battalions comprising around 7,000 personnel, official sources said today.

            The Ministry of Home Affairs also sanctioned an amount of Rs 2,090.94 crore to the force. The new battalions will also be deployed along the smuggling and infiltration prone India-Bangladesh border.

            The troops will be recruited fresh by the force, to be deployed as part of the six battalions. They will be on the ground in over an year’s time, the sources said.

            Each BSF battalion has over 1,000 jawans and officers. (AGENCIES)