New pro­tec­tion grid on east­ern fron­tier

The Hindu - - NEWS - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

Union Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh on Thurs­day em­pha­sised on putting in place a “bor­der pro­tec­tion grid” (BPG) for a “mul­ti­pronged and fool­proof mech­a­nism” to safe­guard the 4,096-km bor­der with Bangladesh.

At a press con­fer­ence at the State Sec­re­tariat af­ter a meet­ing with the Chief Min­is­ters of three States shar­ing bor­der with Bangladesh, Mr. Singh said the BPG would com­prise phys­i­cal and non-phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers, sur­veil­lance sys­tem, in­tel­li­gence agen­cies, the State po­lice and the Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force.

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