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From Our Correspondent

 Agartala: The BSF will maintain strict vigil along Tripura’s international border in the run-up to the Assembly elections, said Inspector General (IG), Tripura Frontier Dr. SK Sharma.

Speaking to media here on Monday, the IG said over eighty percent fencing work has been completed and the remaining portion is taking a bit of time due to rough terrain and problem centering alignment.

“However, the porous border will be fenced soon. As of now, we are focusing on the successful completion of the fencing work to ensure full proof surveillance”, he said.

The Central government has already given green signal to erect barbed wire fencing along zero point after the BGB authority agreed on it. The areas where fencing will come up along the Zero Point include Akhaura Checkpost, Agartala Airport, Mohanpur Bazar, Khowai Bazar, Belonia, Sabroom and Kailashahar. Now, the stalled fencing work will resume very shortly.

As of now 18 battalions of BSF troops are deployed in guarding 856 km Indo-Bangla border. “We are dedicated to ensure that BSF carries out the duties entrusted to it so that peace prevailing in the state is not disturbed at any cost” said the top BSF official.

Dr. Kumar also stressed on the well being of BSF personnel especially those deployed in the remote BOP. “The BSF frontier is planning to modernize its outposts, equipping them with facilities to keep the jawans de-stressed”, he said.

“They will have better accommodation, welfare, games and sports facilities. They have been designed so that they can hold their positions comfortably in these posts and if needed, can fight longer,” Sharma said.

Regarding deployment of women constable in the state, the IG informed that BSF authorities have been giving serious thought to the proposal and before deployment certain basic requirements are required to be fulfilled.

It is mentionable here that BSF is in need of women personnel as it was impossible in frisking local women living in the villages on the other side of the fencing.

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