Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to raise a 10-metre high embankment along the international border in Jammu frontier to secure people living in border belts from across-the-border firing.
Speaking at the sidelines of a function, BSF Jammu frontier inspector general SS Tomar said, "The embankment is being raised to secure people living and working close to the fence from falling victim to the firing that the neighbouring country resorts to amid tense situations."
He said the embankment, to be raised from Akhnoor sector to Kathua, will be 135 feet wide and 10 metres high. The issue will be discussed with Pakistani Rangers also.
BSF, in co-operation with the state government, will acquire land in 122 villages along the border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, he added.
He also said that overall situation along the border was normal and peaceful after October 29 flag meet.