With the aim to stop smuggling of illegal drugs and arms along the Indo-Myanmar border, the state Home Ministry has emphasised on strengthening the ongoing effort of fencing the Indo-Myanmar border.
State home department sources here on Friday said a three-member Indian delegation of Ministry of Home Affairs recently visited the border areas to oversee the proposed border fencing along the Indo-Myanmar region.
According to the proposed plans, for the first phase, border fencing will be taken up in and around Moreh town (Manipur) area along the porous Indo-Myanmar border.
"Other parts of the border would also be fenced in the second phase and survey and demarcation works for the fencing would be undertaken by Survey of India in association with Myanmarese officials soon," sources said.
A consultative meeting on border fencing was recently held in Delhi, which was attended by the representatives of BSF, Assam Rifles and Border Road Organisation (BRO) apart form the Additional Chief Secretary (Border Management) of the Union Home Ministry, Assam Rifles sources said.
India shares about 1,643 km stretch of international border with Myanmar, out of which only 52 kilometres is manned by Indian security forces.