CAPFs seek live WhatsApp location from troops on leave, working from home to prevent coronavirus spread
In a directive accessed by PTI, the force has ordered that a senior officer designated for the task should every morning give a call to all personnel allowed to 'work from home' or on leave and subsequently ask them to send their 'live location' over the latest WhatApp group especially created for this purpose.
Over 450 newly recruited CAPF doctors asked to join immediately; retired officials alerted to combat COVID-19
Retired medical officers have b...
Foreigners not to be allowed entry through Attari-Wagah amid coronavirus threat: BSF
The entry of foreign nationals through the Attari-Wagah ...
COVID-19: Paramilitary forces suspend movement of troops till April 5
The forces have also asked all jawans and officers to fill up a declaration form to state that none of their family members have travelled to any foreign destination in the recent past and in case someone has, they need to be tested or put into isolation on a case-to-case basis.
ITBP chief to head BSF temporarily; Johri to take over as Madhya Pradesh DGP
The order issued on Tuesday said Deswal will handle this charge "till the appointment and joining of the successor or until further orders, whichever is earlier". The Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had issued an order appointing Johri, a 1984-batch IPS officer, the new Director General of Police.
Pakistan Rangers violates ceasefire along IB in J&K's Kathua
Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated effectively and the overnight cross-border firing between the two sides in Manyari-Chorgali area of Hiranagar sector continued throughout the night, causing panic among the border residents, officials said.
BSF denies reports of Pakistan aircraft entering Indian airspace
"There has been no violation of Indian airspace by Pakistan Air Force aircraft yesterday," said Jamwal at the Jammu Frontier. On Monday, there were reports of villagers, living along the international border in RS Pura, seeing a Pakistani aircraft flying into the Indian airspace.
32 CAPF hospitals with 1,900 beds earmarked to treat pandemic Coronavirus patients
The "urgent" decision to use the ''composite hospitals'' of these forces, also called as the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), was taken after a high-level meeting of the Union home ministry that was chaired by the secretary of border management.
Indian Army porter injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along borders: Officials
Mohammad Shoukat, 26, a local youth working as a porter with the Indian Army, was injured when the Pakistan army opened fire along the LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch around 2.45 pm, the officials said.
COVID-19: Government asks CAPFs to axe non-essential leaves of troops, get into 'battle mode'
A four-page directive was issued by the medical wing of the Union home ministry on Tuesday stating that the next three weeks are crucial in checking the spread of the virus and lack of caution can affect the forces, around 10 lakh personnel-strong, deployed for ensuring the country's internal security and border protection.
BSF shoots down Pakistani drone along IB in Jammu
IG BSF, Jammu Frontier, N S Jamwal told PTI that it is a drone-like flying object without a camera.
Govt planning new test for paramilitary officers, may merge it with UPSC civil services exam
Last year, government had granted the Organised Group A Service (OGAS) categorisation to Central Armed Police Forces that include CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB. The organised service tag allows a service to have its own recruitment rules and enhanced avenues for promotion, pay, command and deputation of its officers.
BSF gives Rs 10 lakh to jawan whose house was burnt in Delhi violence
BSF DIG Pushpendra Singh Rathore had visited the house of Anees on Saturday, after IANS first reported about his house being gutted in the violence on Thursday. Rathore had promised the family to help rebuild the home.
Bangladeshis attack Indian border outpost; 1 BSF jawan injured
The incidents took place at Amdoh and Rongtila, which are about five km from the India-Bangladesh border, West Jaintia Hills SP Lakador Syiem said. "A group of 10-15 Bangladeshi nationals allegedly surrounded two BSF personnel near the Rongtila border outpost (BOP), assaulted them and snatched their weapons, causing injuries to one of them," he said.
Army to implement summer strategy for Jammu and Kashmir to stop infiltration and dominate Line of Control
The summer strategy also involves re-occupying some in-depth ‘winter vacated’ posts along the LoC that either cannot be occupied or are not air-maintainable due to the snow. However, even during winters the LoC remains well secured and there are no gaps.
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