Pathankot terror attack: Punjab seeks more BSF troops along border

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 4, 2016, 3:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 12:17 pm IST
Deputy CM pleaded Centre to install sophisticated scientific and intelligence gadgets.
Army soldier guards atop a house outside the Indian air force base in Pathankot (Photo: AP)
 Army soldier guards atop a house outside the Indian air force base in Pathankot (Photo: AP)

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Sunday asked the Centre to enhance deployment of adequate BSF personnel along 553-km-long Punjab-Pakistan border to curb intrusion. Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Punjab will fortify its second defence line equipped with ultra-modern security gadgets by deploying a commando battalion at all vulnerable points near border in the state.

The deputy CM, pleaded the Union government to install sophisticated scientific and intelligence gadgets at the earliest along the fence at international border so as to prevent the cross-border infiltration of trained terrorists and smugglers.

 

Mr Badal said, “We are always on guard against terrorists and smugglers in border belt but more BSF personnel should be deployed for patrolling along barbed wire to control the intrusion”.

He also urged the center to declare Punjab-Pak border as sensitive boundary. He said that Punjab would deploy a commando battalion at all vulnerable points near border equipped with ultra-modern security gadgets.

Besides setting up a police lines, a Swot team (Punjab police Commandos) will also be stationed at Pathankot to deal with any eventuality,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, interacting with the media Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal described the Pathankot terror strike as “most unfortunate incident” and said, “Such incidents must be dealt with a heavy hand so as to avoid any threat to unity and integrity of the nation.”

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