Govt installs 647-km of floodlights and fence along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders within a year

The government has floodlit 647 kilometers of the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh to prevent terrorists and immigrants from infiltrating into Indian territory.

This project, which will allow the Indian army officials to keep a strict vigil over the borders, is a part of a Rs 5,188 crore-worth project that was sanctioned last year by the centre. Of this, Rs 2,138 crore has been released for the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pak border projects. The project also include erecting a fence across an area of 200 km, constructing 430 kilometre long border roads and 110 composite border outposts along with floodlighting the 647-kilometre-long areas.

The official further said –

“A major push has been given by the government to border infrastructure and developmental works.”

It is to be noted that the total length of the India-Pakistan border is 3,323 kilometre, including the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line, while the India-Bangladesh border is 4,096 km long and the India-China border is 3,488 kilometres long.

The Home Ministry has also undertaken a new initiative for creation of model villages in border areas. More than Rs 92 crore has been released to seven states for development of 41 model villages, including 24 in Jammu and Kashmir.

At present, there are 609 BOPs along the Indo-Pak border and an additional 126 BOPs are to be constructed to reduce the inter-BOP distance to 3.5 km.

There are 802 BOPs along the Indo-Bangladesh border where the additional 383 BOPs were to be constructed.