AGARTALA, Jan 19 � To ensure border dominance in Tripura, the BSF authority has pushed a plan to erect barbed wire fencing in four unfenced patches � Sidhai in West district, Chilbasti in Unakoti district, Rajnagar in South district and Sonamura in Sipahijala district.
A joint meeting between BSF and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) was held yesterday to find an amicable solution to the proposed barbed wire fencing near Sidhai BOP which has been lying undone for the past three years.
The BGB authority has agreed to the BSF proposal of single row fencing near Sidhai BOP since the area is not that much vulnerable. And, the village will be shifted 100-metres inside the fencing since there is no provision of keeping gates on the single row fencing.
�The BGB authority has assured us to send a positive recommendation to its higher ups to get it approved at the earliest�, said a senior BSF official here today.
At Chilbasti in Kailashahar subdivision, a joint inspection of BSF and BGB is expected to take place in the second week of February to push the stalled fencing work there. At Chilbasti area, the fencing alignment will be advanced towards the zero-line following strong demand by the villagers.
At Rajnagar area, fencing alignment still remains a contentious issue for the BSF due to objection from its Bangladesh counterpart. �We are planning to erect a single row fencing instead of the standard fencing at Rajnagar. The BGB officials have assured to take up the issue with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Bangladesh to get the proposal cleared as soon as possible�, said the BSF official.
In Sonamura subdivision, around 13 km Indo-Bangla border remains unfenced due to various reasons including local objections. �The unfenced border is a serious obstacle for border dominance by the BSF troops. We are on the move to fence the entire Indo-Bangla border in the subdivision with single row fencing�, he said.