GUWAHATI, June 4 - In sync with his promise of sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to ensure sealing of border on a war footing.
Chairing a high-level meeting with the BSF top brass led by its Director General KK Sharma, at his office, Sonowal asked the border sentinels to ensure erection of fencing expeditiously for a safe and foolproof border.
Sonowal also asked the BSF to make use of �smart technological solutions�, like laser walls and surveillance gadgets to keep security at the frontiers at all times. Sonowal also asked the BSF to remove all challenges coming in the way of ensuring a secured border at the earliest.
Erection of fencing along the border, including �riverine� areas, has to be dealt with resolutely �if we want to make our borders safe�, Sonowal exhorted. He said, �It is a part of our pledge that we will completely seal the international border with Bangladesh in order to keep infiltration and smuggling from across the border at bay.�
Referring to BSF�s observation that a 42-km stretch in Dhubri sector �is challenging�, Sonowal assured all help from the Government, including technological solutions, to seal the border and keep the State free from infiltration.
Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Commissioner and Secretary, Home LS Changsan were also present at the meeting.