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Crossing of Militants / Terrorists from Porous Border Stretches

Indian Insurgent Groups (IIGs) based and operating from Bangladesh try to sneak into India taking advantages of porous border between India and Bangladesh.

The fencing has been erected only along the Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-Pakistan and a very small stretch of Indo-Myanmar Borders. Along Indi-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan borders, the porous stretches i.e. the gaps in fencing have been identified by the Border Security Force (BSF). There are 783 numbers of porous stretches/gaps along the Indo-Bangladesh Border and 149 numbers of porous stretches/gaps along the Indo-Pakistan Border.

Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to strengthen the porous border stretches. The steps taken in this regard inter-alia include:

Effective domination of the border by carrying out round the clock surveillance of the borders by patrolling nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along the international borders of the country. The riverine segments of international borders of the country are being patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts/speed boats/floating Border Out Posts (BOPs) of Border Security Force (BSF) water wings.

Introduction of force multipliers and Hi-Tech surveillance equipments. Continuous efforts are made to procure the latest surveillance equipments fully equipped with day and night vision devices for further enhancing the border domination.

Vulnerability mapping of the Border Out Posts (BOPs) which are sensitive with regard to illegal migration/cross border crimes along the Borders have been carried out. These identified BOPs have been strengthened by deploying additional man power, Special Surveillance Equipment, vehicles and other infrastructure support.

Up-gradation of intelligence network, co-ordination with sister agencies and conduct of special operations along the borders.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Dr. R.Lakshmanan in the Rajya Sabha today.

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