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BSF Tightens Border Vigil

Agartala: BSF Inspector General (IG) of Tripura Frontiers Sushanta Nath said the border sentinels have tightened vigil along the border in view of the upcoming district council polls.

This move is taken up to thwart any militant threats and to prevent illegal immigration of Rohingya refugees.

BSF IG Mr.Nath said “We have also introduced new technologies like use of CCTV cameras in certain patches for better management of border”.

 “We instructed personnel on the border to be soft in language but we shall be very strict on law and order and border security, sternly and effectively do our duty”, IG Mr.Nath said.

Tripura shares 856 km-long international border with its neighboring country.

It already has eight Land Custom Stations, two Border Rural Markets and one operational Integrated Check Post with Bangladesh.

Around 67 Kilometer in different patches are still unfenced.

This includes a few strategic locations at Sonamura of Sepahijala district and Sabroom in South Tripura, a few of which involve riverine borders.

BSF IG Mr.Nath today said pending work of around 14 km single row fencing has started; the entire length of pending fencing work is expected to be completed by end of 2021.

The relationship between India’s BSF and Bangladesh’s BGB has seen a great improvement owing to collaborative programs such as cycle rallies and other similar programs, said BSF IG Mr.Nath.

He said that BSF is also doing serious work on the Border fencing which was stalled for years because of BGB’s earlier objections and now relationship has improved a lot.