However, the BSF have been counseling its troopers over social media usage as it is a very "risky medium", Sharma added.
"People try to spread misinformation through social media. We tell the troopers to verify every information they receive on their smartphones and to never forward a message which is negative in nature.
"Disciplinary actions will be taken against those who are found doing so."
The troopers are not allowed to use the smartphones while on duty.
"The troopers are required to deposit their smartphones before going on duty at the borders," he added.
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