BSF jurisdiction: Final report on new 50km limits, logistics prepared


A blueprint that defines the extended jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) and its new logistical requirements in various frontier states has been prepared and is soon expected to be submitted to the Union home ministry, officials said.

The BSF guards over 6,300 kms of the Indian fronts with Pakistan on the west and Bangladesh on the eastern flank of the country.

The central government in October, 2021 had issued a notification to amend a July, 2014 enabling provision for the BSF personnel and officers while they operate in the border areas.

While in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam the BSF jurisdiction, from the border towards the hinterland, was enhanced from the earlier 15 kms to 50 kms, in Gujarat the same limit has been reduced from 80 kms to 50 kms while in Rajasthan the limit has been kept unchanged at 50 kms.


An exercise has been undertaken by the BSF along with its other sister agencies to identify and mark the new 50 km jurisdiction and its alignment on the ground as per the notification issued last year. This is part of the step-by-step implementation of the new government order.

The geographical locations, physical structures that will fall along the new axis have been identified, officials told

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