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Centre’s order to expand BSF’s jurisdiction in border states strains fragile federal set-up

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The Centre’s order to expand the BSF’s jurisdiction in border states from 15 km to 50 km inside Indian territory can severely strain the fragile federal structure. It amounts to big-footing the state police forces. Instead of adding muscle, it can create confusion in intelligence gathering and law enforcement activities.

Extortion ‘nexus’ involving SSB officers and ‘journalists’ deplorable. Bhutan’s a strategic ally

The extortion “nexus” in West Bengal’s Jaigaon involving SSB officers and so-called ‘journalists’ preying on Bhutan’s trade with India is deplorable. Bhutan is a valuable friend and strategic ally of India. Such nefarious activities need to be dealt with a heavy hand, especially when China is hyperactively eyeing India’s neighbourhood.

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