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India's border with Bangladesh secure: Chidambaram

india Updated: Feb 26, 2009 13:45 IST

India's borders with Bangladesh are 'secure' and there are no threats to the 4,095-km boundary in the wake of the rebellion in Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) in the neighbouring country, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday.

"Our borders are secure. Our BSF is on the alert. I don't think the BDR Army dispute in Bangladesh will spill over to our border," he said when asked about the situation in Bangladesh.

There is no threat to the borders," Chidambaram said.

Following the rebellion that had broken out in BDR headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee had said that it was 'exclusively an internal matter of Bangladesh.'

Replying to a question on the truce between the Pakistan authorities and the Taliban in Swat and other provinces, Chidambaram said the arrangement between the two sides was a matter of concern for South Asia.

"It has been stated in Parliament that the arrangement between Pakistan and the Taliban in respect of Swat does raise concern for the entire South Asian region. Beyond that, I do not wish to say anything," the Minister said.