Indo-Bangla Border Fencing to Be Completed by 2017

India has set a target of finishing the barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla international border by 2017.

Published25 Jun 2016, 03:47 PM IST
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Work of barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla International Border (IB) would be completed by 2017, a top official said on Saturday.

India has set a target of finishing the barbed wire fencing along the Indo-Bangla international border by 2017.
Susheel Kumar, Secretary, Border Management under the Union Home Ministry

Kumar, who arrived on a three-day tour on Friday, is now visiting the barbed wire construction works in different parts of Tripura border with Bangladesh.

He reviewed the progress of the fencing works in a meeting with officials of the state government, including the Chief Secretary YP Singh, DGP K Nagraj, District Magistrates and all the implementing agencies and BSF on Friday.

This issue was discussed with all the bordering state governments including West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya earlier. Wherever fencing is required, it would be constructed and where riverine stretches are present, no fencing would be constructed because it works as natural barrier. Local problems would be sorted out through discussions and where fencing is required on the zero point of the border, it would be taken up with the Bangladesh government. The matters would be sorted out through negotiation.

(With PTI inputs)

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