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It is a matter of great professional satisfaction to command South Bengal Frontier which is a very sensitive segment of the Indo-Bangladesh border. Operational challenges being faced by the rank and file of the Force in South Bengal Frontier are manifold. Besides countering trans-border crimes & smuggling, there is need to make perceptible changes in the attitude of the border population towards border management. While enforcing the law of the land, we should bear in mind the respect for human rights, local culture and customs and self-respect of the border population. They have always been our trusted and tested friends and force multiplier. Particular focus needs to be kept on the youth so that no unscrupulous element misguides them toward cross border crimes.

Management of cordial relations with our counterpart is yet another important aspect in effective border management. The Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) and non-lethal strategy is an important step in that direction. It is imperative that the spirit of CBMP is correctly understood by all ranks and the same implemented while upholding the mandate of the force. Constant interaction with sister agencies and gathering their support is important for proactively managing the border and shall always remain high on agenda. Efforts are required at all levels to coordinate our actions with sister agencies in curbing various trans-border crimes with focus on illegal migration, smuggling of cattle, gold, FICN, arms & drugs. Implementing decision taken at the DGLT must also receive adequate attention.

Despite heavy constraints, all ranks of South Bengal Frontier, particularly those deployed in BOPs, are discharging their duties at the border with commendable grit and dedication. Therefore, it is enjoined on all supervisory staff to do their best possible in making the life of our men and their families comfortable, provide leadership by personal example and keep the flag of BSF flying high. We should all constantly strive to keep our borders and country safe. I wish all ranks of the Frontier the very best of luck in their endeavors in living up to the expectations of the Force and the Nation.

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