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BSF plans elevated roads along Pak border.

THE Border Security Force ( BSF) is planning to upgrade its security mechanism along the India- Pakistan border. The force is looking for a good road network in one of the most inhospitable terrains for security forces in the marshy Rann of Kutch area to secure India's borders with Pakistan more effectively.

The fencing along the border has not been too effective here as the terrain does not allow fencing in this area.

The Kutch area on India's western flank in Gujarat is one of the most inhospitable terrains for security forces in the country as the marshy land and salty water in the area makes human survival difficult. " We want to have a good road connectivity.

We are also looking at some technology solutions so that we can secure the border area more effectively, outgoing BSF Director General Subhash Joshi said. He headed the BSF for over a year after heading the elite counter- terror force NSG. He said the force was concerned about security measures and upgradations were being made in this area which shares its waters with Pakistan. The force, which has an exclusive air wing among all paramilitary forces, is also scheduled to get by yearend new choppers which will be deployed for anti- Naxal operations and for serving high- altitude border posts along Bangladesh in Mizoram.

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
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Date:Mar 1, 2014
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