18 addl BSF companies deployed along Pak border in Pb: Govt

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New Delhi, Mar 3: Border Security Force (BSF) has recently deployed 18 additional companies along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

“A request was received in August 2015 from the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab regarding increase in deployment of BSF in Gurdaspur sector.

“Recently, BSF has deployed 18 additional companies on International Border in Punjab,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

One BSF company has a strength of about 100 personnel.

In a separate reply on the same subject, the Minister said BSF has taken various measures to check infiltration along this border.

“Installing laser walls is one of the integrated measures taken by BSF. The laser technology developed by BSF has been designed to cover all the shortcomings experienced in the use of laser wall at various places in the past.

“The present technology has been found working satisfactorily to cover the un-fenced riverine stretches,” he said.

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