BSF restores flood-hit border posts, fencing in Jammu

  • IANS, Jammu
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 11:47 IST

The six kilometre fencing and all 18 border posts damaged by floods on the international border in Jammu region have been repaired and restored, the Border Security Force (BSF) sources have told IANS.

It must be recalled that the flood waters of the Tawi river had damaged 10 BSF border posts and the Chenab river had damaged four border posts in Jammu district while four were damaged by flood waters of Basantar river in the Samba district.

Flashlights along the 190-km long international border in the Jammu region have also been made functional in 175 km stretch while restoration is going on in the remaining stretch of the border, same sources said.

"In order to improve visibility along the border, we have contacted Pakistan Rangers and both sides have agreed to cut the tall wild grasses those have grown on the two sides of the international border", a senior BSF official said.

It must also be mentioned that since the recent floods in the Jammu region, there has been no ceasefire violation along the international border and the line of control (LoC) in the Jammu region for 20 days.

The BSF guards the international border while the army guards the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

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