- BISAG – (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics) is a State level Nodal Agency of Department of Science and technology of Gujarat Govt to facilitate the use of spatial and geo-spatial technologies in satellite communication, remote sensing applications, geo-informatics system, photogrammetry, global navigation satellite survey and land survey, disaster management, software management, technology transfer, value added services, education, research and training.
- BISAG has formed partnership with several State Govt departments, institutions/university and national organizations for various development activities. BISAG promotes the use of SATCOM network over KU Band frequency for distant interactive training in the entire Gujarat State including far flung areas and facilitates users to communicate directly with the instructor over telephone during telecast. It is a satellite based communication in which one way video and two way audio facilities can be availed. BISAG telecasts the programs from its studio at BISAG Gandhinagar. It uses GSAT 8 and 4CR for transmission through KU band transponder. This facility is being provided to BSF free of cost. It needs only installation of a dish antenna and set top box at user end.
- With help of BISAG setup BSF intends to communicate with its troops, their families and border population to broadcast various welfares/training, civic and other similar activities for benefit to all border men and border population.
- Inauguration of BISAG by Hon’ble Union Home Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh on 11 Sept 2014 from 0830 to 0930 Hrs to BSF troops which was live telecasted from SHQ BSF, Kodki Road, Bhuj.
- On 26 Feb,2016 live address by Hon’ble Union Home Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh to BSF troops directly form FHQ N/Delhi telecasted over BISAG. Since than monthly BSF news bulletin is being regularly telecasted over BISAG from FHQ N/Delhi. Shri Arun Kumar,IPS ADG BSF (WC) will also interacting with under command BSF troops through BISAG regularly in every two month. These programs are highly motivational and informative for BSF troops to boost up their moral and linked to all.
- First time in the history of BSF, DG BSF held Sainik Sammelan of entire BSF through BISAG in interactive mode on 12 Jan 2017 & 23 Jan 2017 and repeat telecast of same was made to ensure each and every members of the force watched this Sammelan.
- Lecture on financial literacy by Shri Varun Malhotra was telecasted live on 24 Jan 2017 through BISAG for the benefits of all members of the force.
- Presently, FTR HQ BSF Gujarat is regularly telecasting the programs related to welfare/healthcare and other service matters of Jawans on weekly basis on every Wednesday in time slot from 0930 to 1030 hrs. These programs are being watched at the all BSF BOPs/COBs/FDLs, all Training centres. Jawans are praising and utilising this facility of live interaction with the addressing officer.