Agartala: Ahead of the general elections in Bangladesh, troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) have been put on high alert along the international border to tackle any untoward situation.
The neighbouring country will go to polls on December 30. In the general elections that are going to be held to select members of the Jatiya Sangsad, the Sheikh Hasina-led ruling party Awami League will face the 0pposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by Khaleda Zia.
AK Yadav, Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Tripura Frontier, said that keeping in mind the Bangladesh polls, the security arrangements have been tightened and the number of troops has been increased across the bordering areas.
Bangladesh and India share a 4,156-km-long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world, including 856 km in Tripura.
Yadav further said, “Even the Bangladesh law enforcement agencies have also adopted zero tolerance for anti-Indian activities in Bangladesh’s soil and with the joint efforts of both the countries, we have been able to control the militancy activities across the borders.”
In Bangladesh, as many as 50 militants are still hiding in several places of Chittagong hills, as per law-enforcement agencies. Till date, 13 militants have surrendered before the BSF this year; the figure for 2017 was 17.
Meanwhile, two militants, Sanjoy Tripura and Hiranjoy Tripura, of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura surrendered before the BSF in Salbagan BSF camp in front of the media on Monday.