Discussion in 'Internal Security' started by shom, Apr 26, 2013.
Purge the corruption, give the soldier what he wants.
People living near BSF's J&K camp say officers sell rations to civilians at half the market rate
BSF Personnel stand guard in Baramulla North of Srinagar. (TOI file photo)
SRINAGAR: Civilians living near paramilitary forces' camps, particularly those of the Border Security Force (BSF), say officers sell fuel and food provisions meant for the personnel to outsiders at half the market rate.
The "disclosure" made by BSF jawansaid on the condition of anonymity.
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A civil contractor added, "We get petrol from BSF officers in charge of provisions at Humhama camp at half the market rate... Other items, like rice and spices, are also available much cheaper."
A furniture dealer who requested anonymity said the "purchasing officers, while placing orders for elegant furniture for their offices, take a commission that is more than what we earn". The dealer added, "There is no e-tendering in the BSF. The officer will purchase furniture and take a commission and even compromise on the quality of the items." The story is the same when it comes to some CRPF officers. CRPF IG Ravideep Singh Sahi, who was posted to Srinagar as IG administration a month ago, said he would look into pilfering from stores for profit, if any took place at all. "The jawan is of paramount importance for the force and there should no compromise on the quality of his life when he is on duty," IG Ravideep Sahi said, adding that the CRPF had a proper mechanism for all purchases and that one could not go beyond those rules. A CRPF jawan on law and order duty in Srinagar, however, rejected the notion that the officers treated them badly. "We get quality food on time, and after duty hours we are provided proper accommodation at the concerned police stations."
The BSF has ordered an inquiry into Yadav's allegations, with the report due Wednesday.
I ain't surprised. The BSF has been indulging in this 'lucrative' business since decades. The rot runs pretty deep.
In the early 90s they used to release captured terrorists for a price. Even innocent men were sometimes apprehended and released after their families paid a substantive sum of money. This isn't hearsay as I have personally seen them doing it.
And then how about the smuggling across the IB with the tacit support of some of the BSF personnel which came to light a few months ago when those involved were removed from their posts? As a result, their new SOP includes quick turnovers of sub units along the IB.
This is due to a sab chalta hai attitude of senior BSF officers most of whom lack command and control of their units. This is a total failure in man management and leadership on the part of the BSF officers.
However, not all BSF units can be tarred with the same brush but there are more black sheep in the organization than the white!
First give these troop proper diet. Upgrading their personal gear, equipment and weapons is not even a issue which will take 5000000 years and tender after tenders. Trials after trials.
Also, look at the statement of this bearded piece of trash even though he is also Yadav (Ramdev Yadav) and came from a similar Humble rural background same as jawan Tej bahadur Yadav.
There is already a full fledged inquiry into this. The BSF will take care of it but behind the scenes. I'll take the Baba over some maulvi who instigates violence against the democratically elected head of a free republic.
Just find out that the jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav belong to the Ahirwal region of Haryana.
This region has a long tradition of soldiers and Martys. It is the same region whose 114 troops out of 120 (Ahir C coy) kumaon regt fought last men and last bullet at Rezang La 1962
BSF Interim Report On Jawan's Complaint Finds Deficiencies In Food Quality
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Whoever has any problem, come to me directly: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
Now SSB soldiers are also complaining
अपनी पहचान छुपा SSB के जवान ने सुनाया अपना दर्द
Let's hope more soldiers come out and we fix this problem(corruption) at one go.
He says the IPS officers are the real problem. 99% of the problems created due to them.
After BSF and CRPF, army jawan makes video complaining about harassment by seniors
India To Install 'Smart Fencing' Along Its Border With Pakistan
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju
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Hearing this laser fencing and smart walls from long time.....still not yet started
The Air Wing of Border Security Force (BSF) added a new chapter with the induction of its own pilots and crew today. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju became the first dignitary to be flown by “all BSF” aircrew, aboard the MI-17 V5 helicopter from Guwahati. This is a significant achievement and shows the confidence and capability of managing its resources and expanding the operational envelop of recently inducted modern MI-17 V5 choppers. Wing Commander H.D. Lohani (Retd.) and Wing Commander S. Malik (Retd.) both appointed as Commandant/Pilot recently, were part of the crew for this historic occasion. Till now the BSF aircrafts were being operated by Aircrew from the Indian Air Force.
Made-in-India ‘invisible’ laser walls bolster security along border with Pakistan in J-K
Laser walls which have been installed along the Samba sector border on the Jammu Frontier to check infiltrations. (HT Photo)
[*]The Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to get more teeth to man the 198 km India-Pakistan international border using a newly developed invisible technology that can detect intrusions and relay information immediately to the nearest post for action.
Developed by Delhi-based defence IoT firm, CRON Systems, the made-in-India technology is called Kavach (KVx) series laser walls and is a notch higher than the existing laser walls.
“Laser walls, because of their beams, were visible. And the terrain and alignments (in the region) were a problem. We were looking for a wall that is invisible on the ground, cannot be felt, and is more effective,” said Rakesh Sharma, former inspector general of BSF’s Jammu Frontier.
“CRON Systems have come up with this intrusion detection system based on infrared array, which is invisible. It is more advanced than laser walls,” he said, adding that it can be used along the Jammu border with Pakistan which has 13 rivers and rivulets, besides unfenced marshy lands.
Kavach walls can also work in transparent water and glass, he said.
India shares nearly 3,000 km border with Pakistan, of which 198 km international border and 740 km Line of Control (LoC) falls in Jammu and Kashmir. Infiltration of Pakistani militants through this part has been a major issue for the BSF which guards the border.
Besides electric fencing, the force has tried using various technologies, including laser, to detect and prevent intrusions. Kavach walls are the latest in the series of developments undertaken by the force.
CRON Systems CEO Tushar Chhabra said BSF men use miCRON, a command and control platform, to manage the devices and monitor the border from their outpost.
The walls can immediately alert the nearest outpost about intrusion attempts and triggers action from a quick response tool (QRT), which is an internet of things (IoT) device.
“It monitors large swathes of any territory from a single interface. All devices on miCRON use CRONet, an encrypted network, to communicate with each other,” he said.
The all-terrain weather-proof system uses complex, encrypted technologies to monitor and communicate with the jawans. It massively improves troops’ visibility, patrolling and response capabilities, Sharma said.
On the installation, Chhabra said five KVx-series walls, connected with infrared (technology), can secure a kilometre-long stretch.
“It takes less than a couple of hours for a 1 km stretch to install the technology. All we need is electricity to run the technology. And in case power is snapped, it can be run on UPS for 8–12 hours,” he said.
BSF is currently pilot testing the Kavach walls along the Samba sector border on the Jammu Frontier, through which three heavily armed Pakistani militants had entered Indian territory on November 29 last year, and were shot dead by the BSF.
Sharma said the best brains from IITs were roped in. An Israeli air force veteran, Tommy Katzenellenbogen was also the part of the project.
“CRON Systems has developed Kavach laser walls after working with our jawans on the ground and thoroughly understanding their needs and challenges. We are confident that it will be a force multiplier for us,” he said.
Tata on Indo-Pak border: Using tech to detect tunnels, check infiltration
In the past, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops patrolling along the India-Pakistan border would often find ground beneath them caving in. Those were tunnels meant for infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan. They worried about tunnels which could be better secured and not likely to collapse. One such tunnel was found in 2012.
The BSF discovered a 20-ft deep tunnel with a complete ventilation and breathing system 340 metres inside India from the border in Samba sector—only 58 km from the Pathankot air base which was attacked by terrorists four years later.
Now, instead of soldiers stumbling on tunnels, a hi-tech system will detect them.
Tata Power SED and Dat Con have won a pilot project of the Ministry of Home Affairs to install an integrated border-guarding system to test technology for preventing infiltration, especially by detecting cross-border tunnels as well as possible entries through aerial and underwater routes.
The pilot project was sanctioned last week. Called the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), it is a major counter-infiltration measure to prevent cross-border terror attacks.
The 3,323-km India-Pakistan border consists of the international border guarded by the BSF and the Line of Control guarded by the Indian Army. The border is porous which makes infiltration by terrorists possible.
In the 1990s, the government had erected a fence along the entire length of the India-Pakistan border.
But infiltration was still taking place. Over the years, the BSF has found several tunnels starting from Pakistan reaching into India.
In 2012, when the tunnel was found in Samba, the BSF constituted a committee of its own officers to identify patches along the India-Pakistan border, where the soil was conducive to digging tunnels. The committee found several such areas. There are such areas on a 14 km stretch in Punjab too.
While considering tunnels as infiltration routes, the BSF also considered the possibility of infiltrators using aerial and underwater routes to enter India. “In view of Pakistan’s adoption of non-traditional methods, infiltrators could use machines to move under the surface of rivers meandering between India and Pakistan. They could also enter via aerial means. In addition, there have recently been several UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) sightings on the Pakistan side of the border. What if a UAV is directed to throw explosives or other war-like material on the Indian side of the border?” said a BSF official.
Search for technology
Clearly, detecting tunnels or other non-conventional methods of infilteration was not possible without technology. About 85 per cent of the border is fenced, but the rest is marked by irregular geographical features such as rivers and nallahs which can’t be fenced.
The BSF committee could not find the required technology. India even contacted Israel which had ground-penetration radar and seismic equipment to detect tunnels. But these did not work at deep levels. The CIBMS is meant to be that technology.
Testing the sensors
In March 2016, the BSF floated a Request for Proposal for a pilot project of the CIBMS in two five-km patches along the border in Jammu. About 10 firms participated. “Extensive field trials were carried out by a technical board to judge the quality of solution offered by the bidders. Then financial bids were opened. The best-value bidder for each patch was judged on the basis of quality-cum-cost method [good quality at a low price],” said another official.
Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) and Dat Con were selected.
The CIBMS will integrate sensors, communication, infrastructure, response, and command and control. It will be a force multiplier for the BSF. “Manpower along the border is irreplaceable, but human endurance has its limitations. With the CIBMS we can detect threats in advance and ensure a counter attack. This would lead to reduction in casualties,” said an official.
An important component of the CIBMS is satellite imagery. The BSF is already using satellite imagery. It helps the security forces in learning about the terrain and military fortifications across the border. It also helps in better planning of operations and border defences on the Indian side. However, not being real-time, they are not always useful.
The BSF has also planned to use UAVs as part of the CIBMS to launch them when required to gain real-time data.
Sensors such as those placed underground will also form part of the CIBMS. These sensors sound an alarm when a person steps near them, alerting the troops.
“The firms will also be setting up equipment to detect cross-border tunnels and possible infiltration through aerial and underwater means. The pilot project will be the first to test such technology,” said an official. The RFP had stated the requirement of tracking low-level flying threats from 500 m up to 1 km. Sonars will also be used to track underwater movement.
In a statement issued yesterday, Tata Power said, “CIBMS will establish a seamless multi-tier security ring at the border using a variety of sensors, to identify any infiltration attempts and will be operational 24x7x365. Sensors (viz. Thermal Imager, Radar, Aerostat with EO Payload, Optical Fibre Intrusion Detection System, Unattended Ground Sensor and Underwater Sensor) can detect threats not just on the surface but also underground and underwater.” Dat Con refused to divulge details of the pilot project.
The pilot project is meant to test maximum number of sensors to see what works the best. “We want to see the shortcomings and how successful is the project, before implementing it across the entire border with Pakistan,” said an official. Later, the CIBMS would also be implemented on the India-Bangladesh border, he said.
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95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border complete: BSF DG
NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing 150 metres away, said BSF chief K K Sharma.
Most of these villages are in West Bengal, while a few are in other Indian states sharing the border with Bangladesh.
The ambitious plan, mooted during a meeting last year with the BSF's Bangladeshi counterpart BGB, has been executed, barring a few areas along the IB which are riverine, like Karimganj in Assam, Sharma told PTI.
"At 95 per cent places it (single-row new fence) has come up. Work is ongoing at remaining few locations," the BSF director general said in an interview.
He said both the forces were trying to curb crimes across the frontier as much as they could. The Indian side was also trying to "bring down" incidents of border killings on the frontier.
"Relations between India and Bangladesh and the two border guarding forces are at their best right now. Such incidents, when they occur, create irritation in the ties. We are committed to ensuring the sanctity of the border and well-being of the population on both the sides," he said.
Instances of cattle smuggling had come down to five-six lakh per year "from a very high figure of 23 lakh".
"We are determined to bring it down as much as we can," he added.
The "major decision" on the new fence was taken by the two sides during the bi-annual director general-level talks between the BSF and the Border Guard Bangladesh held here in October last year.
It affects 148 villages "fully" ahead of the IB fence and 137 "partially" ahead of it. The two countries share a 4,096- km border.
"As the population lives and works here, the fence will have gates for people to cross over to the other side and come back," Sharma had said after signing the joint record with BGB chief Major General Aziz Ahmed.
The BGB DG had said the situation in these villages was "very challenging" and the forces did not want them get divided by a fence that would affect the lives of the residents.
"We will ensure that there are no objections from our side when the fence is erected. We need a humanitarian approach and it (the new fence) could be done as the present positive relation between India and Bangladesh is an example that is nowhere to be seen in the world," he had said.
MHA gives more finance powers to DGs of CRPF, BSF, NIA
NEW DELHI: Chiefs of central armed police forces like CRPF and BSF and other central agencies have been empowered to spend up to Rs 15 crore for executing major projects and Rs 1 crore for minor works, including repairing of residential buildings, a home ministry official said.
The home ministry in an order enhanced the financial powers of the directors general of CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, Assam Rifles and National Investigation Agency and director of Intelligence Bureau to execute major projects to Rs 15 crore from Rs 10 crore, the official said.
The major projects include construction of buildings, purchase of vehicles besides others.
Similarly, the chiefs have also been authorised to spend up to Rs one crore for carrying out minor works like petty repairs and administrative expenditure. So far, they were allowed to spend up to Rs 50 lakh.
The decision was taken by Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba to bring greater flexibility in operations, reduce delays and facilitate quick decision on matters involving financial expenditure, the official said.
Earlier, the ministry gave financial powers to the joint secretaries to spend up to Rs 50 crore for executing works and purchasing land.
Joint secretaries have also been allowed to make procurement through open or limited tender of up to Rs 20 crore and procurement through negotiated or single tender or proprietary contract of up to Rs 5 crore.
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