BSF to Patrol Indo-Myanmar Border

KOLKATA: The Border Security Force is all set to guard the 1624 km Indo-Myanmar border, replacing Assam Rifles, a senior BSF officer said today.

“We have got orders from the Centre. From now on the BSF will guard the Indo-Myanmar border. The Assam Rifles has been doing this job till now,” said B D Sharma, ADG (East).

However, BSF needs to raise 41 battalions to guard the Indo- Myanmar border. “After the official procedures are complete, we will send 14-15 battalions to the Indo-Myanmar border. Then within the next few years we will raise the numbers. more…