Informing this in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that 61 people have been apprehended from India-Pakistan border whereas 63 people were apprehended from Indo-Nepal border during the same period.
“Infiltrators apprehended by the Border Guarding Forces were handed over to the concerned State Police,” he said.
Rai said that the government of India has adopted a multi-pronged approach to stop cross-border intrusions and secure our territories, which inter-alia includes deployment of border guarding forces along the international borders, effective domination of the borders by patrolling among others.
“Manning observation posts along the borders, vulnerability mapping of Border Out Posts (BOPs), deployment of surveillance equipment, strengthening of intelligence network, erection of border fencing & floodlighting and deployment of technological solutions in non-feasible areas like riverine gaps, etc are some other measures that have been adopted by the agency,” he said.
He said that separate funds have also been provided for this purpose.