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'Border fencing to be completed expeditiously'

india Updated: Mar 24, 2008 14:58 IST
Meghalaya Governor

The Meghalaya government is committed to complete the fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border in an expeditious manner, Governor S S Sidhu said on Tuesday.

Fencing along the Indo-Bangla border is expected to help in restricting illegal influx of Bangladeshis into the country, he said in his address on the first day of the state's budget session, the first sitting of the newly-sworn in Donkupar Roy-led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance ministry.

"The Government has sanctioned funds for setting up a Border Management Institute, to be located at Baghmara, which will provide training to police personnel engaged in the task of preventing infiltration," he said.

In his 32-page speech, Sidhu also asserted that the anti-insurgency operations in the state would continue and the government will work for modernisation of the police force.

Sidhu said in the preceding year, successful police operations were conducted against militant outfits which will be continued.