After successful implementation of high tech BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) on patches of Indo Bangladesh border in Assam, Indian Border Security Force(BSF) is going strong in extending it to the sensitive Bangla border along Northern West Bengal.
“Large portion of the unfenced border will be brought under this to ensure better surveillance,” said IG BSF North Bengal(NB) Frontier Sunil Kumar. “To be established purely based upon need, no specific lengthwise target has been set for this,” he added.
Out of total 4097 km long Indo Bangladesh border, BSF NB frontier looks after 936 km with total 254 border outposts in northern half of West Bengal. But 109 km stretch of that is still unfenced including 54 km riverine portion.
Being within 100 kms from India’s international border with Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet, large portion of Indo-Bangla border along NB always remains under strong attention. But foothills topography of the region makes it highly riverine and thus challenge for BSF.