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All borders to be fenced, says Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju  

By the end of 2018 or early 2019, smart fencing will be deployed all along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border to prevent infiltration and illegal migration, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Sunday.

“Smart border fencing technology has been introduced in some pockets in Bangladesh and Pakistan border. The Border Security Force has been given the mandate, and they have tested the technology and found it to be effective,” he told presspersons during the sidelines of the passing-out parade of the second all-woman batch of Central Industrial Security Force constables at Regional Training Centre in Arakkonam.

On the steps being taken to prevent infiltration, the Minister said the country had so many borders. “We have the coastal boundaries, the peninsular India which is around 7,500 kilometres long. We have the border with Pakistan on the western front where there are maximum cases of infiltration of extremist elements, especially in the Line of Control area. We have increased our vigilance,” he said.

With China, there were no issues of infiltrations but only boundary issues, he said. Mr. Rijiju said the border was porous in Myanmar. “There is a visa-free regime along the Indo-Myanmar border due to a treaty,” he said.

Airport security

He said the Home Ministry had decided to hand over charge of security at all airports in the country to the CISF. VIP security too would be given to the force.

Asked about cybersecurity threats, he said a new division had been formed in the Home Ministry for counter-insurgency cybersecurity.


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