Fencing, posts damaged by floods along Indo-Pak border restored: BSF

The BSF on Thursday said that fencing and border posts, which were damaged by the recent floods, have been restored along 190 km long Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu: The BSF on Thursday said that fencing and border posts, which were damaged by the recent floods, have been restored along 190 km long Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The repair of the fencing where ever suffered damage has been carried out and posts which were affected have also been restored (along IB in Jammu frontier)," Inspector General (IG) of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, told a news agency here.

He said that additional manpower has been deployed to keep enhanced vigilance and guard along the borderline with Pakistan.

"The fencing where damage has occurred, BSF has restored it through replenishment of its stores and little bit more damage, what-ever it is, has been strengthened through its additional manpower," the IG said.

Floods had affected most of the Border out Posts (BoPs) and three-tiers fencing and improvised fencing along riverine belts along Indo-Pak border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua district by submerging posts and washing out of the improvised fencing in large number riverine border sectors, as per reports. 

In the riverine areas of IB in Jammu frontier, improvised fencing including crate of concertina wires, bared wires and iron boxes have been put up by BSF itself as part of anti- infiltration obstacle system in view of the fact that no constructions can take place in these belts.

In these areas, BSF men and electronic surveillance systems remain on tenter-hooks to ensure the round-the-clock vigilance and monitoring of IB by undertaking intensified manually patrolling.

"This improvised fencing was immediately restored by BSF," the IG said, adding, "there is water in places and our boys are patrolling the areas as enhanced vigilance".

"Almost all has been restored. Flood lightening in 178 km area is functional. Only two poles of flood lightening setup have developed snap which is being corrected," he said.

All the posts after flood water got receded have been fully occupied by the troops, he said.