India is working towards completion of the entire border with Bangladesh by next two years time, said a top official engaged with the fencing work.
“We have agreed on an action plan in which and we are hoping that by December 2017 all the places where physical barriers are possible those barriers will be erected, if there are some riverine stretches where physical barriers are not possible we will have no physical barriers so that sealing of border can actually be done,” said Susheel Kumar, Secretary Border Management under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
“Fence is on requirement basis, like Tripura I have had discussion with Meghalaya, two days back I had discussion with West Bengal, so everywhere we are trying to complete the fence with the Bangladesh border. Assam we have already taken a decision that within two years we are going to seal that border. Assam has much more riverine stretches but we have decided that we will completely seal that in two years time.”