BSF on high alert along Indo-Bangladesh border

New Delhi, Feb 25 : The Border Security Force today went on high alert along the entire 4,095-km Indo-Bangladesh border following a rebellion by soldiers of Bangladesh Rifles in Dhaka.

"We are fully alert and informed. The situation at the border is perfectly normal at this time," BSF Director General M L Kumawat told PTI here.

Orders have been issued to top officials of the BSF in the five states bordering Bangladesh -- West Bengal (2,216 km), Assam (262 km), Meghalaya (443 km), Mizoram (318 km) and Tripura (856 km) to keep a close vigil along the boundary, sources said.

Kumawat spoke to senior officers based in the eastern sector including IGP (Assam and Meghalaya Frontier), Prithviraj, and discussed the prevailing situation, reports reaching here said.

The BSF DG, however, said, "There has been no additional deployment of forces in the wake of today's development in the neighbouring country." The situation arising out of the rebellion prompted West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to hold a high-level meeting at Writers' Buildings, official sources in Kolkata said.