BSF, BGB inspect 21 patches along Indo-Bangla bord

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 16:07

Agartala: Border security personnel of India and Bangladesh Monday made a joint inspection of 21 patches along the Indo-Bangla international border in West Tripura district where India proposes to construct single row fencing.
BSF sources said although 80 percent of the 856 km-long border with Bangladesh in Tripura had been fenced to check infiltration and smuggling, there were 61 patches in the state where fencing could not be erected due to resistance of locals on the plea that it would cause damage to properties like houses, temples and water bodies.

A double-row barbed wire fencing was constructed 150 yards away from the zero-line of the border to adhere to the Indira-Mujib pact of 1975.

BBG officials said that India?s proposal to construct the single row fencing near the zero-line would be placed before the Bangladesh government for decision-making.
It was likely that another meeting between the BSF and BGB would be held next month for review of the progress.

The BSF, which is the nodal agency for construction of barbed wire fencing, has set a target of completion of the fencing by next year.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 16:07

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