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Rajnath Singh seeks Indo-Bangla border fencing reports

Rajnath Singh seeks Indo-Bangla  border fencing reports

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2018 1:39 AM GMT

A Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked for a report over the fencing along the Indo-Bangla border.

“We’ve a long discussion for a technological solution to the riverine areas along the India-Bangladesh border. At the meeting we have also discussed the issue of smart fencing,” said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

All the related departments and stakeholders, including the Border Security Force (BSF), have been asked by the Union Home Minister to submit reports over the progress of fencing work.“The Home Minister will review the fencing progress along the India-Bangladesh border next month,” said Sonowal after the meeting at North Block.

Issues like police modernization, border roads development along the Indo-Bhutan border, inter-state border roads development were elaborately discussed at the meeting.

“We’ve a lengthy discussion over police modernization. And we are going to take several steps for police modernization,” said Sonowal.

“Connectivity in Assam and the Northeast should be improved,” said Sonowal. “The border roads of our neighbouring states like Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland should be improved,” said Sonowal.

Sonowal has reportedly briefed Singh about the developments that taking place in Assam over the NRC issue.

Referring to the panchayat poll, Sonowal congratulated the people of Assam for actively participating in the panchayat election. “Our candidates should work sincerely for the development of villages. We will keep strict monitoring over corruption,” said Sonowal.

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