SHILLONG, Dec 1 - The Border Security Force (BSF) today celebrated its 54th raising day during which L Mohanti, Inspector General, Meghalaya Frontier BSF, conveyed his wishes to all ranks of the force at the frontier headquarters here.
BSF�s Meghalaya Frontier guards 444 km of the international border with Bangladesh with nine battalions and eight companies, an official release stated.
The BSF has initiated various civic action programmes in the border areas to develop strong bonding between the BSF and the people along the border. The programmes are being conducted as a Central plan to improve the quality of life and welfare of the border population and upgrade the existing infrastructure.
Several combined medical camps by the BSF and its Bangladesh counterpart for the border residents of India and Bangladesh have also been organised along international border of Meghalaya.
Besides, several training activities for local youths including driving, tailoring, computer, physical and written tests for recruitment in forces are also organised.
The BSF focuses on the involvement of technology for the effective surveillance of the border. In this process, the BSF has conducted various meetings with the BGB across the border to resolve trans-border issues.
The BSF, in close cooperation and synergy with all Central and State sister agencies, is also committed for effective border management. During the year, BSF Meghalaya Frontier apprehended one Bangladesh Tiger Force member, while one militant of the GNLA surrendered before it.