The Centre has approved for a technology-based solution for sealing the existing riverine gap of 48.121 kms international border in Dhubri to stop unabated influx from Bangladesh even as the border guarding agency has detected a tunnel in Sardartila area in Dhubri.
The tunnel that has its origin across the border was the third of its kind that was detected along the eastern frontier.
“Anything was possible through this tunnel. But our alert jawans have detected it and any use of the tunnel has been denied to the miscreants,” said Director General of the Border Security Force KK Sharma.
Previously, BSF jawans had detected a 50-feet long tunnel in the Tura sector of Meghalaya and the second tunnel was detected in the Fatehpur area in North Bengal.
The border guarding agency has detected several tunnels, used for illegal infiltration and anti-India activities, from the western frontier.
Meanwhile, in a significant development the Union Home Ministry has approved for a technology-based solution for sealing the existing riverine gap of 48.121 km international border in Dhubri. Termed as ‘Smart Fencing’, indigenously made technology will be utilized to seal the riverine area in Dhubri.
“We are expecting to complete the riverine sealing by October next year,” said BSF DG.
A similar ‘Smart Fencing’ module is under implementation along the western frontier.
“Under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management (CIBM) scheme, we have deputed two foreign companies for smart fencing along the western frontier,” said Sharma.
Sharma said that the BSF has approached the Home Ministry for raising at least five more BSF battalions immediately for enhancing the deployment of BSF on vulnerable routes of infiltration along the India-Bangladesh border.