Cross­ing of mil­i­tants from por­ous bor­der stretches


In­dian In­sur­gent Groups (IIGs), based and op­er­at­ing from Bangladesh, try to sneak into In­dia tak­ing ad­van­tages of por­ous bor­der be­tween In­dia and Bangladesh. The fenc­ing has been erected only along the Indo-Bangladesh, Indo-Pak­istan and a very small stretch of Indo-Myan­mar bor­ders. Along Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pak­istan bor­ders, the por­ous stretches i.e. the gaps in fenc­ing have been iden­ti­fied by the Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF). There are 783 num­bers of por­ous stretches/ gaps along the Indo-Bangladesh bor­der and 149 num­bers of por­ous stretches/gaps along the Indo-Pak­istan bor­der.

Gov­ern­ment has adopted a multi-pronged ap­proach to strengthen the por­ous bor­der stretches. The steps taken in this re­gard in­ter-alia in­clude: Ef­fec­tive dom­i­na­tion of the bor­der by car­ry­ing out round the clock surveil­lance of the bor­ders by pa­trolling nakas (bor­der am­bushes) and by de­ploy­ing ob­ser­va­tion posts all along the in­ter­na­tional bor­ders of the coun­try. The river­ine seg­ments of in­ter­na­tional bor­ders of the coun­try are be­ing pa­trolled and dom­i­nated with the help of wa­ter crafts/speed boats/float­ing Bor­der Out Posts (BOPs) of Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) wa­ter wings. In­tro­duc­tion of force mul­ti­pli­ers and high-tech surveil­lance equip­ments. Con­tin­u­ous ef­forts are made to pro­cure the lat­est surveil­lance equip­ments fully equipped with day and night vi­sion de­vices for fur­ther en­hanc­ing the bor­der dom­i­na­tion. Vul­ner­a­bil­ity map­ping of the bor­der outposts (BOPs) which are sen­si­tive with re­gard to il­le­gal mi­gra­tion/cross bor­der crimes along the Bor­ders have been car­ried out. Th­ese iden­ti­fied BOPs have been strength­ened by de­ploy­ing ad­di­tional man power, Spe­cial Surveil­lance Equip­ment, ve­hi­cles and other in­fra­struc­ture support. Upgra­da­tion of in­tel­li­gence net­work, co­or­di­na­tion with sis­ter agen­cies and con­duct of spe­cial op­er­a­tions along the bor­ders. This was stated by the Min­is­ter of State for Home Af­fairs, Kiren Ri­jiju in a writ­ten re­ply to Dr R. Lak­sh­manan in the Ra­jya Sabha.

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