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Delhi gets digital eye on Nepal border to check terrorism

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - 9:30am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA
In order to check infiltration of Pakistan-based terrorists, smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and human trafficking, India has deployed advanced Internet Protocol cameras at three places along the Indo-Nepal international border in Uttar Pradesh.

In order to check infiltration of Pakistan-based terrorists, smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) and human trafficking, India has deployed advanced Internet Protocol cameras at three places along the Indo-Nepal international border in Uttar Pradesh.

“The results of IP cameras that have been installed at Barni, Sanauli and Ruperia are encouraging. We are getting good pictures in real time at our Delhi headquarters where they are analysed and necessary instructions are passed back over to our border outposts,” said a senior officer of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the border guarding force deployed along the Indo-Nepal border.

The success in managing the border better with much lesser manpower has prompted the SSB to install similar IP cameras all along the Indo-Nepal border that runs contiguous the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The SSB which took stock of the border scenario with its counterpart Armed Police Force, at the first bi-lateral co-ordination meeting on Monday, conveyed its apprehensions about the increasing Maoists presence along the border near UP and Bihar and seeking refuge across during raids by security forces.

The Nepalese delegation led by chief of Armed Police Force Nepal, Kosh Raj Onta assured greater cooperation to Indian concerns in combating terrorism, arms smuggling, insurgency, smuggling of fake currency and human trafficking. Both sides agreed to enhance all ongoing efforts while stressing the need for further cooperation and information sharing between the enforcement agencies of the countries. Director general of SSB Pranay Sahay assured Onta assistance and support in training and human capacity building of the Nepalese enforcement agencies as per its request.

Also, India and Nepal will jointly pull down suspicious structures that have come up in the ‘no man’s land’ along the frontier that the two countries share. Commanders of the border guarding forces of the two countries — Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Armed Police Force (of Nepal) —  sat across the table for the first time to deal with a host of issue including smuggling of arms.


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