Agartala, November 30: The Border Security Force (BSF) has beefed up vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh international border in Tripura ahead of the general election in the neighbouring nation that is slated to be held on December 30 this year.
The vigil is beefed up to prevent infiltration ahead of the general election.
BSF Inspector General Hemant Kumar Lohia said the border is always on alert.
“The Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) have been put on alert ahead of the Bangladesh Parliament elections and so have been BSF,” Lohia said.
The BSF has currently got around 20,000 personnel on duty in Tripura.
Lohia also said, “In addition to the existing force mobilization along the Indo-Bangla border, more men, more resources were deployed recently to ensure zero infiltration or exfiltration.”
Talking on the issue of Rohingya refugees, the BSF IG said he did not feel Rohingyas as a threat to the nation’s security.
Nearly a hundred of Rohingyas were apprehended earlier by BSF in a joint effort with the Tripura police.
It may be mentioned that Tripura shares 856 km long international border with Bangladesh.
BSF had arrested a total of 189 Bangladeshi nationals on charge of being involved in smuggling and drug peddling near the border in the past eight months.