May 2001 News

BSF commences fencing along Jammu border

15 May 2001
The Times of India

JAMMU: The Border Security Force has commenced fencing the 108 kimometre international border (IB) in the Jammu region to stop infiltration from across the border, a spokesman said here Tuesday. "Barbed wire fencing along the IB has been started and alignment work for about 40 km stretch in Jammu sector has already been completed in this direction", he said. The BSF spokesman said the civil works for putting up the fence has also been completed in the 13 km stretch of the border with Pakistan. The fencing is being erected at the distance of 100 to 800 metres inside Indian territory depending upon the terrain and topography of the borderline with Pakistan, he said. The fencing is being done in a way that most of the border hamlets would be located behind the barbed wire fencing and only some agriculture land would remain ahead of fencing, he said, adding identity cards would be issued to the hamlet dwellers during the agricultural activities. The spokesman said fencing work would be completed by the end of 2003 along the entire IB from Nikki Tawai area to Dharmahanpur in Punjab. (PTI)   


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