It is a challenge to guard the country's borders with Nepal and Bhutan, and anti-social elements here are hard to detect as there is "no restriction" on the cross-border movement of people, Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the providing of three acres of land on lease by the Sashastra Seema Bal to set up Kendriya Vidyalaya at SSB campus at Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan.
India is keeping an eye on growing number of Chinese cultural centres in neighbouring Nepal, but their activity has not reached the threshold where it impinges on the country`s security, outgoing chief of border guarding force SSB said here on Wednesday.
With polling in border states to be held in next four phases, government has directed BSF and SSB to intensify vigil along the boundaries with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to check possible trans-border crime and smuggling of narcotics and fake Indian currency notes.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the government is committed to providing the best possible facilities to the Central Armed Police Forces personnel who are serving the nation in very adverse conditions, risking their lives.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday asked border guarding forces to check anti-national elements from taking advantage of the country`s friendly relations with its neighbours for perpetrating their evil designs.