Unmanned Aerial Vehicles spotted near Indo-Pak border: BSF

The BSF chief added the force has not issued any order for vacating villages on the border and such directives may have been issued by the respective civil administrations of the states

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles spotted near Indo-Pak border: BSF

In the aftermath of Uri attack and India's surgical strike across LoC, Border Security Forces has claimed to have witnessed movement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) very close to the Indo-Pak border in the recent past.

"Tension" also prevails along the western front in the wake of surgical strikes conducted by Indian forces, BSF said.

According to media reports, as  part of measures to beef up overall security, the border guarding force has also reviewed the preparedness of security mechanisms along the eastern front with Bangladesh so that terrorists are not able to use that country to sneak into India and launch attacks.

Addressing reporters, BSF Director General K K Sharma said: "No doubt, the overall vigil has been increased (along western borders). All the defence and security forces establishments are on their highest alert. There is tension on the western border..we are having active engagement (with Pakistan) at the Line of Control and we are receiving shelling from the other side. However, we are in supportive role at the LoC (to army)."

Sharma said the BSF and their Bangladeshi counterparts Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), as part of the bi-annual talks that concluded here today, also did "touch upon" the security situation post the surgical strikes conducted by army across the LoC and that both the forces are on "high vigil."

"There is no new input (about Bangladeshi territory being used by terrorists)...however, vigil has been increased along the Indo-Bangla border too," Sharma added.

Sharma further stated that while there is "tension" at the International Border (IB) that runs along Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, there has been no ceasefire violation till now in these areas.

"We have noticed UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) coming 100 meters upto the border...may be they (Pakistani forces) want to check our preparedness but I can assure you that we are fully capable of giving a befitting reply and we will not allow any nefarious design of terrorists to succeed," Sharma claimed.