AGARTALA, Nov 28 � Even after Dhaka�s firm stand against insurgency, the outlawed groups mainly National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT-BM) have been using Bangladesh soil as launching pad, said Inspector General (IG) of BSF Tripura Frontier BD Sharma.
Speaking to media at BSF�s Frontier headquarters at Salbagan on Friday, the IG said Tripura-based militant organisations still have 32 hideouts in Bangla soil and of the total camps, the NLFT-BM has maximum number of shelters or camps. Sharma said the BSF authority has shared information about the presence and activities of outlawed groups with its Bangladesh counterpart BGB in the recently concluded Inspector General (IG) level meeting in Sylhet.
�We have exchanged information about the activities of NLFT and other anti-Indian elements in Bangladesh soil with the BGB authority and it assured us of taking all possible action to flush them out�, he said.
Noting that the State�s eastern border with Bangladesh still remains volatile keeping in mind of the militant activities, he said the BGB is all set to establish border posts in Khagracherri and Rangamati to prevent free movement of Indian insurgents.
On the recent attack on BSF jawans along the border, the IG said, �After two ambushes on BSF troops, the operational strategy has been changed. We have decided to send jawans in strong numbers to foil their attempt�. Two BSF jawans were shot dead by NLFT militants along the Indo-Bangla border in Dhalai district recently.
On the progress of border fencing, the IG said around 703 km of Indo-Bangla border of the total 851 km sanctioned fencing work has been fenced while 147 km border line is yet to be fenced. The Indo-Bangla border is expected to be fully fenced by May, 2016.
Of the total 856 km Indo-Bangla border, a total of 415 km border has been brought under flood lighting facility while 260 km would be covered very shortly.