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The ‘rickety’ barbed wires along the Pakistan and Bangladesh borders are being replaced with meshed fence made of steel and coated with anti-rust paint, a senior government official said on 10th January 2019.
- India shares a 4,096.7 km long border with Bangladesh and 3,323 km with Pakistan.
- The Border Security Force (BSF), deployed along the Pakistan and Bangladesh borders, has been tasked with ensuring that the fence is installed in a time-bound manner.
- This will be a complete overhaul of the security system. The unique quality of the new fence is that it cannot be snipped and nobody can climb it.
- There are many pockets along the border where the old barbed wires are so fragile that they can be destroyed with a mild push.