India almost completes fencing its borders with Bangladesh

Dhaka,  Mon,  24 April 2017
Published : 15 Mar 2017, 23:55:40
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India almost completes fencing its borders with Bangladesh

India has almost finished the work of sealing its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a report by www.ibtimes.co.in.

It is also putting up some fences along its borders with Myanmar, in order to stem the flow of infiltrators and smuggled goods into the country.

It may be recalled here that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said last year that India would seal its border with Pakistan by December 2018.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, said on Tuesday that most of the fencing works along India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar have been completed.

He said: "The total sanctioned length of fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border is 3,326 km, out of which 2,731 km has been completed.

The total sanctioned length of fence along the Indo-Pakistan border (IPB) is 2,063.06 km, out of which 2,003.06 km has been completed.

Along the Indo-Myanmar border, a 10-km fencing has been sanctioned out of which fence work in approximately 4 km has been completed."

He added: "The government has adopted a multi-pronged approach for security arrangements at the IPB.

The arrangements include deployment of Border Security Force (BSF), construction of border fence, construction of border roads, installation of floodlights, construction of Border Out Posts (BOPs), introduction of Hi-Tech surveillance equipment, providing weapons and specialised vehicles to Security Forces, etc."
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