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Security in Mizoram borders to be strengthened

india Updated: May 13, 2010 15:25 IST

The Centre has decided to beef up security along Mizoram's porous international borders with Bangladesh and Mizoram to check trans-border movement of terrorists and smugglers, state home department officials said in Aizawal on Thursday.

Sandwiched between the two countries, Mizoram shares 404 km and 318 km long borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh respectively.

Quoting intelligence reports, the officials said North East militants hiding in the two countries frequently used Mizoram, the most peaceful state in the region, as corridors.

During their recent visits to the state, the chiefs of the BSF and the Assam Rifles informed Mizoram governor Lt. General M.M. Lakhera and Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla that more troops would be deployed along the border areas, the officials added.