India-Myanmar border to be fenced in NE region
Aizawl, Apr 10: The Union Home Ministry has taken up various measures to fence the India-Myanmar border in the North-Eastern region.
Recently a three-member delegation headed by Border Cell director M C Tiwari and Deputy Secretary Balwant Singh of Ministry of Home Affairs have reached the border areas to oversee the proposed fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border, official sources here today said.
According to the proposed plans, in the first phase border fencing will be taken up in and around Moreh town in (Manipur).
After this, other parts of the international border would also be fenced, the sources said and added the survey and demarcation works would be undertaken by Survey of India in association with Myanmarese officials.
A consultative meeting on border fencing was already held last week, which was attended by the additional chief secretary (Border Management) of the Union Home Ministry R R Shirohi, director of Home Affairs B K Pathak and representatives of Assam Rifles posted along the border and Border Road Organisation (BRO), the sources said.
The Planning Commission is also considering the construction of a road running roughly parallel to the Indo-Myanmar border along its entire length.
India shares about 1,643 km stretch of international border with Myanmar while, only 52 km is manned by Indian security forces.