Rs 500 crore to secure Indo-Pak border

New Delhi, Aug 10: Securing the Indo-Pak border is top priority for India today.

India will deploy an additional 5,000 soldiers to man the troubled border of India and Pakistan.


The Udhampur and Gurdaspur attacks showed that not enough had been done along the border and terrorists managed to infiltrate into India with much ease.

Post both the attacks a series of meetings have been held in New Delhi in which strategies have been worked out to ensure that the border is secure.

Securing the India-Pakistan border:

The infiltrations from India and Pakistan will be a subject matter of debate when the two National Security Advisors meet later this month.

However India is well aware that it is not enough if it talks to Pakistan and instead must take up measures to safeguard its own interests.

There are problematic areas along the border which include Gurez and Tangdhar.

While additional forces numbering 5,000 would be deployed along the border, there is also a proposal to take up fencing along the border.

Mohammad Naved who was arrested in connection with the Udhampur attack, told his interrogators that he had cut the fence before coming into India.

India proposes to set up fences twice as strong compared to the existing ones along a 100 kilometre stretch.

In addition to this repair works would also be carried out along a 300 kilometre stretch.

The all new fencing which would come up at a cost of approximately Rs 500 crore is expected to be complete in the next four years.

The fencing will be twice as strong compared to the existing one and terrorists will not be able to cut it while trying to infiltrate.

Glaring security lapses:

During the various meetings that were held in New Delh, the glaring discrepancies in border security were discussed.

Among the various issues, the problem of weak fencing had also come up for discussion.

With Pakistan getting more aggressive by the day, it was decided that security has to be beefed up along the border area.

In addition to this better coordination between the security forces and the intelligence bureau was also discussed.

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