India, Bangladesh set up fences on border

Written by: Nitsi
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Dhaka, Oct 18: After the boundary agreement, both India and Bangladesh have begun setting up fences along the international border to resolve minor issues, said Bangladesh's border guard chief, Maj Gen Rafiqul Islam.

"It is essentially addressing the needs of both too," The Daily Star said on Monday, Oct 18 and added that the move marked "thawing of thorny border ties".

Sources said India has so far fenced 3,300 km of the border beyond the 150 yard zone within its own territory in line with the boundary agreement.

"As we have agreed to the Indian proposal, India is also reciprocating by allowing Bangladesh to construct a bridge in Laxmipur, expansion of a wall in Hili, construction of approach roads in Moulvibazar and Bhomra, and several other initiatives," Maj Gen Rafiqul Islam.

He made it clear that both countries are constructing the structures within their own boundaries.

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