Intelligence Wing Soon For Sashastra Seema Bal

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New Delhi: The home ministry is set to create an intelligence wing for the Sashastra Seema Bal that guards India’s borders with Bhutan and Nepal. Training for officials who would be part of the wing will begin soon. Officials will be trained in various kinds of intelligence gathering, a senior official said. The Centre had recently approved creation of 650 combat posts for intelligence to boost SSB’s efficiency.

This wing will check for suspicious movement on the borders and help curb anti-national activities, senior officials said. There are no restrictions on movement of people on either side of the Indo-Nepal or Indo-Bhutan borders. Earlier, SSB had sent a proposal to MHA for installing an intelligence set-up to strengthen its operational mandate and for internal security in J&K and anti-Maoist duties.