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BSF to strengthen borders, monitor migration

First published: December 12, 2012, 5:27 PM IST | Updated: December 12, 2012
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BSF to strengthen borders, monitor migration
BSF has mapped and identified 86 vulnerable border posts along Pakistan and Bangladesh boundaries.

New Delhi: Border Security Force has identified specific spots along Bangladesh and Pakistan borders used for illegal migration and human trafficking and deployed additional manpower and special surveillance equipment at these places, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Mapping of Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders is being carried out to identify the spots vulnerable to crimes like illegal migration, human trafficking and smuggling, Minister of State Home Mullappally Ramachandran said in written reply.

He said BSF has been able to map and identify 86 border posts along Pakistan and Bangladesh boundaries, which are vulnerable to illegal migration, while there are 32 spots prone to human trafficking, 57 vulnerable to smuggling of fake currencies, 55 vulnerable to smuggling of drugs and 23 spots prone to cattle smuggling.

On BSF's plans to procure unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance activities along the border, he said, "There is no proposal for acquiring UAVs at present."

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