Border post of Longewala to shine on tourist Rajasthan’s map; Check details

A unique experience along the India-Pakistan border, perseverance of security forces and memories of war victories are set to enthrall visitors as the Tanot-Bawlianwala Border in Jaisalmer Rajasthan. It is an initiative of the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India with support of Border Security Forces. The Tanot … Read more

Punjab govt moves SC challenging Centre’s decision to expand BSF’s territorial jurisdiction

The Punjab government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s decision that expanded the BSF‘s jurisdiction to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a larger 50-km stretch from the international border in Assam, West Bengal and Punjab, as compared to the earlier 15 km. The state government, in its plea, has said the extension … Read more

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern about BSF activities in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern about the increase of BSF’s jurisdiction from 15km to 50 Km and said that the BSF officials often enter the villages without informing state police in the bordering districts like Dinajpur, Malda and Murshidabad. “Sometimes the BSF enters the villages and there are certain allegations of torture … Read more

Extension of BSF’s jurisdiction attempt to interfere with federal structure: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised the Centre’s move to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force, alleging that it is an attempt to interfere with the federal structure of the country. The BJP-led central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the force to undertake search, seizure and arrest … Read more

Attack on federal structure of India: TMC on Centre extending BSF’s jurisdiction

Hitting out at the Centre over its decision to extend the jurisdiction of the BSF, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday said it was an “infringement” on the rights of the state and an attack on the federal structure of the country. The Centre has amended the BSF Act to authorise the force to undertake search, … Read more

Bar on sharing information could have been less harsh, say bureaucrats

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 07, 2021) Both serving and former bureaucrats said the amended pension rules, which make it mandatory for retired officers of intelligence and security organisations to seek prior permission for writing or speaking on the domain of their former organisation, could have been made less “harsh” by having a … Read more

View: Why there can be no ‘Buffer Zones’ on the LAC

There can be nothing like a ‘buffer zone’ for India on the Line of Actual Control with China. It appears patrolling restrictions – usually put in place after any face-off — have been conflated with an old Chinese construct, which first played out after the 1962 war when Beijing proposed that either side should withdraw … Read more