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Border Fencing

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New Delhi. Fencing is being erected on Indo-Pakistan border, Indo-Bangladesh border and Indo-Myanmar border. So far 5187 Km. length of International border has been covered by fence.

Details of fencing along Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border are as under –

Border                             Border covered by fence

Indo-Pakistan Border                 2041 (In Kms.)

Indo-Bangladesh Border            3141 (In Kms.)

The unfenced area includes non-feasible stretches where fencing could not be constructed due to riverine and marshy land. These stretches are being covered through technological solution. Fencing along remaining feasible stretches has been hampered due to firing/objections from the counterpart country, difficult terrain, short working season, land acquisition problem, public protests and Covid-19 situation etc. Government has been persistent in its efforts to remove obstacles and ensure timely completion.

In a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nisith Pramanik said that – To check fake Indian currency and animal trafficking, the Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach which inter-alia includes round-the-clock surveillance and patrolling on the borders and establishment of observation post; increase in number of BSF personnel; construction of border fencing & floodlighting; use of water crafts/boats and floating Border Out Posts (BOP) for domination of riverine area; advance technological equipments like Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI), Night Vision Device (NVD), Twin Telescope, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV); upgradation of intelligence setup and enhanced coordination with the State Governments/concerned intelligence agencies.

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