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BSF spent over Rs.2,300 crore on upgrade from 2002-11

Posted on Nov 29, 11:07PM | IANS

In its attempt to modernise and upgrade, the Border Security Force (BSF) conceived and executed a financial outlay of Rs.2,330.85 crore from 2002-11, an official said Thursday.

Due consideration was given while drawing up the plan to achieve an edge over the counterparts in neighbouring countries in terms of equipment and technology, said BSF Director General U.K. Bansal an annual conference here.

The conference came ahead of the BSF completing 47 years of service Dec 1, Bansal said.

He said that latest weapons, surveillance equipments - including recce and observation systems, watercrafts and information and technology equipment were procured between 2002-11 to enhance the BSF's capability.