Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: BSF

Don’t reduce BSF from first-class border guarding force to third-class police force in states

The BSF was created to guard borders, it hasn't been trained for police function. Expanding its mandate will dilute its core competence.

5 BSF personnel killed, 1 injured after jawan allegedly opened fire at Amritsar camp

The incident took place at the force mess in Khasa area. The jawan who opened fire was among the five personnel killed.

BSF kills three ‘Pakistani narcotic smugglers’ in Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba

Movement of the smugglers was picked up by the border guards along the international border around 2:30 am Sunday and 36 packets of heroin were recovered, BSF officials said.

53 BSF personnel get police service medals including for gallantry on Republic Day eve

2 personnel have been decorated with medal for gallantry, 5 with President’s medal for distinguished service and 46 with medal for meritorious service, the home ministry stated.

18-year-old college student shot dead in Manipur during pre-poll violence

Rohit and his father received bullet injuries when unidentified gunmen fired at them in Manipur's Thoubal district. The 18-year-old succumbed to the injuries on the way to hospital.

China-made drone shot down along India-Pakistan border in Punjab, says BSF

The drone was 'detected and downed' Friday night near Wan border post in Ferozepur sector, BSF says. It weighed around 23 kg & could carry a payload of around 10 kg.

India developing indigenous anti-drone technology, security forces will get it soon: Amit Shah

Speaking on the occasion of the 57th Raising Day of the BSF in Jaisalmer, Shah said Modi govt is committed to provide the best border guarding technologies in the world to the force.

BSF is a boon for border populations. It can do much more than just protect them

Since 1965, the BSF has not only protected India's border areas with Pakistan and Bangladesh but also helped with internal security and development.

‘Demographic balance’ has been upset in border areas: BSF DG on move to enlarge jurisdiction

DG Pankaj Kumar Singh said BSF was not trying to 'act as a parallel police', and that the move will help in effectively curbing trans-border crimes.

West Bengal, Punjab govts’ apprehensions on BSF jurisdiction extension ‘ill-founded’: Centre

MoS Nityanand Rai said the extension of BSF’s jurisdiction would result in better & more effective control on trans-border crimes in conjunction and cooperation with state police.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.