Guwahati: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday arrested 10 Bangladeshi nationals along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam. Among them are 5 children and four women who were trying to cross the border without a valid document. According to BSF, 192 battalion personnel deployed under Guwahati frontier have arrested these Bangladeshi nationals.
State that BSF jawans are deployed to protect the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border and prevent illegal infiltration and illegal activities like smuggling of drugs, weapons, animals, fake Indian notes. Earlier on Friday also, an attempt to smuggle was foiled by BSF near Satbhandari outpost on the Guwahati border. Based on intelligence inputs, BSF personnel launched a special operation on Friday morning, which was followed by a breakthrough. The jawans seized 25 kg of ganja which was being transported from India to Bangladesh.
India and Bangladesh share a 4,096 km long international border with each other, the fifth-longest land border in the world. It has a 263 km border in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 318 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in West Bengal. Assam's 263 km long border with Bangladesh has 143.9 km of land and 119.1 km of water.