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Bunkers to be built at Indo-Pak border

Bunkers to be built at Indo-Pak border

In order to improve border security and to save border residents, Indian government want to build bunkers along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC).

Several stone-pelting incidents and constant ceasefire violations have been observed by Pakistan. These affect not just the people who live in the border area, but the livestock as well.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday revealed that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) approved ₹415 crores to build more bunkers.

These will be constructed in the regions of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister also announced that the battalion will also be raised for effective operations in this region.

The construction work of the bunkers will begin from July. The minister said that there is a significant drop rate in stone-pelting due to the suspension of operations in this Ramzan month.

It is reported that more than 1,252 ceasefire violations were observed by Pakistan this year. Hence the government has decided to construct bunkers to protect the citizens at the border. Compensation has been announced to the victims of cross-border firing.

The minister also directed to further raise two New Border Battalions of J&K Police. He said that recruitment should be completed by March, 2019.

These two battalions would be raised from the people who live in the range of 0 to 10 kilometers of IB/LoC.

In addition to this, five India Reserve Battalions (IRB) are also being raised. 4,690 youth have been recruited for this. They will join in the next month. Furthermore, 10,000 new posts have been sanctioned and 6,689 SPOs have been appointed.

The MHA states that 1,079 people have been selected for CAFs and Assam Rifles in 2016-117 in a special drive. However, 7,302 youth joined the Army during the period of 2014-2017.

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