SILCHAR, Jan 23, The Border Security Force (BSF) has set up a new hi-quality single row fence (SRF) along the 3-km border with Bangladesh at Karimganj, to counter infiltration along the international border. Officials said the new fence was “easy to maintain, rust-free and tough for trespassers to break through”.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Deputy Inspector General JC Nayek, who is also the chief public relations officer of the BSF, said, “This is part of a pilot project which the government has taken up to transform the international border into tech-based smart fencing.”
The project for erecting single-row fence has been completed and soon the technological upgrading shall be wrapped up. The project was taken up to plug the gaps in dealing with infiltration and making the borders well equipped, he said.
Talking about the upgrading, Nayek said the new pattern of fence with a layer of concertina wires on the top was “easy to maintain, rust-free and tough for trespassers to break through”.
The visibility factor has also been taken care of as no weed could climb on the fence, he added.
On the activities of BSF in the region, Nayek said that along with keeping strict vigil along the borders and nabbing miscreants, the border force has been fulfilling its social responsibility as well by organising medical camps, assisting schools and training youths who are willing to join the armed forces.
“Infiltration has come down along the borders and all the porous areas are mostly plugged. It has been peaceful so far, barring sporadic arrests of smugglers with Yaba tablets,” the DIG said, adding that the BSF will continue to keep helping out the community in future.