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'Bangla border must be sealed on war-footing'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, June 4: In keeping with his promise of sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to ensure sealing of the border on war footing.

Chairing a high-level meeting with the BSF top brass led by its Director General K.K. Sharma, at his office on Friday, Chief Minister Sonowal asked the border sentinels to ensure that fencing is expedited for a safe and fool-proof border with the neighboring country, a press release from the CM's office said.

Sonowal also asked the BSF to make use of 'smart technological solutions' like laser walls and surveillance gadgets to keep security at the frontier round-the-clock. The Chief Minister also asked the BSF to remove all challenges coming in the way of ensuring a secured border, at the earliest.

Erection of fencing along the border including 'riverine' areas has to be dealt with resolutely 'if we want to make our borders safe', Sonowal exhorted. He further said, "It is a part of our pledge that we will completely seal the intertiol border with Bangladesh in order to keep infiltration and smuggling from across the border at bay."

Referring to BSF's observation that 42 km stretch in Dhubri sectior 'is challenging', Sonowal assured all help from the State government, including technological solutions, to seal the border and keep the State free from infiltration.

Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Commissioner and Secretary, Home L.S. Changsan were also present at the meeting.

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