Government has completed 95 per cent work on new fence along Bangladesh border: BSF DG
Indian Defence News: NEW DELHI: India and Bangladesh have finished 95 per cent of the work on a new single-layer fence aimed at curbing cross-border crime and securing over 250 villages that fall between the international border and a barbed wire fencing 150 meters away, said BSF chief K K Sharma.
Most of these villages are in West Bengal, while a few are in other Indian states sharing the border with Bangladesh.
The ambitious plan, mooted during a meeting last year with the BSF’s Bangladeshi counterpart BGB, has been executed, barring a few areas along the IB which are riverine, like Karimganj in Assam, Sharma told PTI.
“At 95 per cent places it (single-row new fence) has come up. Work is ongoing at remaining few locations,” the BSF director general said in an interview.
He said both the forces were trying to curb crimes across the frontier as much as they could. The Indian side was also trying to “bring down” incidents of border killings on the frontier.
“Relations between India and Bangladesh and the two border guarding forces are at their best right now. Such incidents, when they occur, create irritation in the ties. We are committed to ensuring the sanctity of the border and well-being of the population on both the sides,” he said.
News Source: ET