New Delhi, Oct 20: The Indo-Nepal border would soon have designated entry and exit points. Based on a report given by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Ministry for Home Affairs has decided that security would be stepped along the Indo-Nepal border and soon it would have designated entry and exit points.
The IB has said that there are several concerns along this border. Not only is it a hub for smugglers, but has been a favourite point for terrorists as well. Indian Mujahideen operatives would always use this border to cross over and escape to Pakistan.
The IB says that with Pakistan going the extra mile to fuel terrorism in India, they are more likely to use the Nepal border as an entry point into India.
The likelihood of terrorists being launched from the Nepal border into India is very high. There is a high alert following the surgical strikes carried out by India and the IB had warned of attacks during the festival season.
The Home Ministry, which held a meeting with the SSB has sought for a blueprint on how to enhance security along the Indo-Nepal border. The border is likely to be sealed and there would only be designated entry and exit points.
Home Ministry officials tell OneIndia that this border has been problematic for long. There are touts along this border who help ferry criminals, smugglers and terrorists into India. They also help in provide an exit route for those who commit acts of crime in India and try to slip into Pakistan through this border, the official also added.