India tightens security along Nepal border
In an attempt to secure its porous border with Nepal, India has created five new border posts and deployed additional troops along the frontier notorious for illegal crossing over of terrorists, criminals and smuggling of arms. The proposal to increase border posts along the 1,751-km border with Nepal had been in the pipeline for some time. The Sashas- tra Seema Bal (SSB) has been mandated as the lead border guarding and intelligence gathering agency for this area.
With the creation of these posts, India now has a total of 455 border posts along the Nepal border.
The border posts have been equipped with surveillance gadgets and other equipment.