Along with the rest of the country, the Meghalaya frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated their 56th Raising Day in Shillong on Tuesday.
Meghalaya Frontier, Border Security Force takes care of border domination / border management of 444 km International Border with Bangladesh.
Inspector General of BSF Meghalaya Frontier Hardeep Singh said, “The Border Security Force will develop a better understanding between border population and create a sense of security and further leading to decrease in smuggling activities in the border area.”
The IG spoke about various initiatives taken by the BSF for the betterment of the country and the region. He said that BSF in the State has come forward to deal with the Covid situation and donated plasma of convalescent recovered jawans which was appreciated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as well and the other forces started to replicate the same model.
He said the BSF is undertaking various confidence building measures and public outreach programmes to cement relationship with border population in Meghalaya. Since last BSF day, BSF Meghalaya Frontier apprehended several criminals/smugglers at the border and seized huge quantity of contraband items, cattle and other items worth Rs 22 crores while being smuggled to Bangladesh from India and vice-versa.