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Central team to inspect security at Indo-B’desh border in wake of Nagrota attack

A five-member team was deployed by the MHA to visit the Indo-Bangladesh border.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2016 16:52 IST
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Indian soldiers patrolling during a combing operation, a day after militants attacked an army base in Nagrota, on November 30.(AFP Photo)

Keeping in mind the brazen militant attack on an Army base in J-K’s Nagrota, the ministry of home affairs on Wednesday deployed a five-member team to visit the Indo-Bangladesh border in Bangaon to inspect the security arrangements.

A meeting was also conducted with the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed at the border, asking them to increase surveillance to halt any infiltration bids from across the border.

Briefing the media here, BSF DG KK Sharma said that concerted efforts have been made to modernise the nation’s border fences.

“A part of Bangladesh border is unfenced including water bodies, so humanly not possible for me to put manpower in such areas. We are making efforts to fill the unfenced gaps using technology,” he said.

Talking about the Samba encounter on Tuesday , Sharma informed that the terrorists has infiltrated through a small tunnel in border area, adding that as of now no technology exists with the BSF to detect tunnels.

“Since the surgical strikes, more than 15 Pakistan Rangers have been killed and more than 10 militants neutralised. Also many Pakistan border outposts have been destroyed. Post surgical strikes, we started an operation called ‘Operation Rustom’ as we anticipated that problems won’t be confined to LoC and will affect the IB too,” Sharma said.

Meanwhile, blinds (unexploded shells) were destroyed on Wednesday at the attack site in Nagrota by a bomb disposal team during the combing operations that are still underway.

First Published: Nov 30, 2016 16:49 IST