BSF starts probing Chinese drone found on India-Bangladesh bordertext_fields
New Delhi: As well as beefing up security along the India-Bangladesh border, the Border Security Force (BSF) has started probe on Sunday into the China-made drone found in a field here.
BSF authorities suspect designs of trans-border crimes putting drones to carry arms, ammunition, drugs as well as surveillance operations.
A farmer from the village of Purbapara, close to BSF border post in Kalyani in North 24 Parganas, found the broken drone in a field on March 19.
The farmer picked up the drone and immediately handed it over to the security forces in the area.
Subsequently, a BSF team from Kalyani post nevertheless scoring the area found no more evidences, according to IANS.
More BSF officials from the South Bengal Frontier knocked about the village probing the incident.
According to them central security agencies including BSF have been battling with emerging threat of drones transporting arms, ammunition and drugs along India's western border with Pakistan.
This was probably the first time when a drone was found along the eastern border with Bangladesh, the report said.
A total of 4,096 km of the India-Bangladesh border is under the watch of BSF and the outfit's South Bengal Frontier takes care of 913 km in West Bengal.
The area under BSF's watch is composed of riverine bodies, mangrove areas in Sundarbans alongside some other difficult terrains.