Bhubaneswar, September 12 (LocalWire): The 1984-batch BSF officer, Harminder Pal took charge as the Odisha frontier commander (Ftr. Comdr) of the Border Security Force (BSF) here today.
Pal, who has in-depth knowledge and experience in fighting against militancy and Guerrilla warfare in Kashmir assumed charge from AK Singh, who was earlier heading the force in the state.
The BSF has over 10,000 troops deployed at the left-wing extremist infested districts in the state.
It has the largest deployment in Koraput and Malkangiri districts that are often affected by the Maoists activities.
The BSF that works in close coordination with other security forces in the state, including the police, have been playing a crucial role in the fight against the Maoist and in restoring normalcy in Naxal-infested areas.
“The operations against the red rebels will be intensified in close coordination with the state administration.
Emphasis will be on facilitation of developmental projects of the state government in the interior areas, especially in the cutoff Swabhiman region of Malkangiri district,” Pal said after assuming the charge.