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Centre Orders Complete Sealing of Indo-Bangladesh Border in Assam

A number of battalions of Border Security Force will be deployed to the area and a fence will also be built.

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  • The BJP-led NDA government on Thursday ordered the complete sealing of Assam’s border with Bangladesh by June 2017 to check illegal immigration from the neighbouring country.


  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued the order at a high-level meeting, fulfilling the electoral pledge of BJP within a week of assuming power in Assam.


  • The Home Minister also directed that full use of technological solutions be made to secure sensitive areas along the border of which 284 km falls in Assam. A number of battalions of Border Security Force will be deployed to the area and there are plans to construct a 224 km fence.
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(With PTI inputs)

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