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BSF exchanges sweets with Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fir. Photo |Twitter

BSF skips customary Eid gesture with Pakistan, exchanges sweets with Bangladesh

Officials said the exchange of sweets did not take place with Pakistan Rangers due to continued incidents of cross-border terrorism on the Western front.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju with officers in front of a BSF Air Wing helicopter (representational image) | Photo: Commons

BSF Air Wing aims to soar higher with a mix of defence and civilian regulations

Aircraft Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha proposes to take BSF — the only central police force to have an air wing — out of DGCA ambit.
Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots

BSF gives Rs 10 lakh to jawan whose house burnt in Delhi riots & pledges to rebuild it

The riots in areas like Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Gokalpuri, Khajuri Khas and Bhajanpur have left over 40 people dead and more than 200 injured.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

In a first, Team India of armed police personnel to climb Everest for ‘camaraderie spirit’

A 38-member team of CAPF personnel, eight of them women, will leave from Delhi in the first week of March for the 75-day expedition.
Cow protection

Saved from smugglers, 2,000 cattle heads die of negligence in 7 months at Bangladesh border

Over the past 11 months, the BSF has rescued 36,672 cattle heads as they were being smuggled across the border to Bangladesh.
BSF jawans | Representational Image |Flickr

54 years since formation, BSF’s role has gone far beyond protecting India’s borders

BSF was set up to man India’s border with West and East Pakistan after the 1965 war, but its 2.72 lakh personnel now perform a variety of other tasks.
IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri (left) after taking charge as the Director-General of Border Security Force (BSF), in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

IPS officers defending hegemony over CAPFs is like British justifying their rule over India

Law and order situation in most Indian states makes people question the abilities of IPS officers to manage CAPFs, as does their many ill-conceived decisions.
CRPF personnel

CAPF must stop slandering IPS, shows lack of discipline: Ex-BSF chief

Be it defeating terrorism in Punjab, Naxals in Andhra Pradesh or insurgency in Tripura, IPS officers were at the forefront of these operations.
BSF jawans | Representational Image |Flickr

Angry BSF stops joint patrolling as India wants Bangladesh to answer why soldier was killed

India is now having a “rethink” on holding the next round of Director General-level talks between the BSF and the Border Guards Bangladesh.
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel carry the body head constable Vijay Bhan Singh

BSF files FIR against Border Guard Bangladesh for killing head constable Vijay Bhan Singh

According to BSF, a Bangladeshi border guard fired from his AK-47 rifle during a 'flag meeting' along the international boundary in West Bengal Thursday, killing Singh and injuring another.

On Camera

Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Mumbai is now India’s national Covid epicentre, but it is not what New York City is to US

In episode 482 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at Covid data from Maharashtra and Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of coronavirus in India.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

Rajnath Singh roadshow

Will use ‘existing bilateral mechanism’ with China to resolve tensions, India tells US

The message was delivered by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to US Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T. Esper during a phone call Friday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.