Infiltration from Bangladesh cannot be completely plugged, says BSF chief

November 30th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) Director General A K Mitra has said that it was impossible to stop infiltration along Indias porous borders with Bangladesh.
“I believe that we cannot completely control infiltration through the India-Bangladesh border. But that doesn’t mean we stop our efforts towards achieving the same. It is very porous border and even today many areas are not fenced because of geographical barriers,” said Mitra.
India shares a 4096-kilometer border with Bangladesh out of which the land border stretch is around 2979 kilometers and the remaining 1116-kilometer stretch in the riverline border, only 66 percent of fencing of the total stretch is complete.
New Delhi estimates there are up to 20 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India. Bangladesh denies the charges.
India is building a barbed wire fence to prevent unauthorized movement of people across the border.
Dhaka does not oppose the fencing per se, but objects when it is built too close to the zero line on the land and river line border. (ANI)

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