Govt taking steps to check illegal movement of arms

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New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): The Central Government is keeping a check on anti-national activities and un-authorized or illegal movement of arms in the country.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran, mentioned about the steps taken by the government to check anti-national activities and un-authorized or illegal movement of arms.

"The State and UT Governments have been urged to make sustained and continued efforts to unearth illegal weapons/ arms, effective domination of the borders by carrying out round the clock surveillance and patrolling (on foot, by boats and vehicle), laying nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along with international border," Mr. Ramachandran stated.

"Erection of fencing along the international border and flood lighting of the border to enhance the observation during night, construction of border roads to facilitate border patrolling and speedy interception of infiltrators and introduction of modern and hi-tech surveillance equipments to detect crossing at night and during bad weather," he added.

"Upgradation of intelligence network and coordination meetings among para-military forces, which are held at functional and directional level. In this context, coordination is also being maintained between Central Para-Military Forces, Army and State Police, conduct of special operations, along the borders, setting up of improvised fence breach alarm system at susceptible locations and random checking of persons and vehicles crossing the border on the basis of specific intelligence are the other steps being taken," the minister in his reply further stated. (ANI)

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