Cross Border Infiltration

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The Government has adopted a multipronged approach to check infiltration by patrolling; sharing of intelligence and conduct of joint operations; erection of border fencing; installation of border floodlights; use of water crafts/boats and floating Border Out Posts (BOPs) for domination of riverine area of the border; liaison with police, intelligence agencies, local government agencies; laying nakas; establishment of observation posts  and using surveillance equipments like Night Vision Devices (NVDs); Hand Held Thermal Imagers (HHTIs); Long Range Recce Observation Systems (LORROS), etc for effective technical surveillance.  Additionally, Mobile Vehicle Check Posts (MVCPs), Area Domination Patrols (ADPs), short and long range patrols along the border are being launched on regular basis and review of vulnerability mapping of BOPs from the point of infiltration are carried out.  However, due to hostile, mountainous terrain and porous nature of the border, some incidents of infiltration were reported during the last three years as per details given below:-


Azadi Ka Amrit Celebrations India

Borders No. of cases reported
2016 2017 2018
Indo-Bangladesh Border 3 Nil Nil
Indo-Pakistan Border 25 21 28
Indo-Nepal Border 6 3 3
Indo-Bhutan Border Nil Nil Nil
Indo-China Border Nil Nil Nil
Indo-Myanmar Border 74 99 109

Based on threat perception and security requirements, the fencing/ floodlighting has been erected along India-Pakistan and India Bangladesh borders only.   The status of fencing and floodlighting, State-wise and border-wise along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border is given below:-



Borders State Fencing Completed

(in kms)


Completed (in kms)

Indo-Bangladesh Border West Bengal 1217.607 1271.993
Assam 210.225 217.070
Meghalaya 328.624 314.400
Mizoram 164.040 64.974
Tripura 770.173 667.800
Indo-Pakistan Border J&K 185.938 185.938
Punjab 489.280 495.003
Rajasthan 1038.441 1003.731
Gujarat 279.680 278.000

The border roads are constructed keeping in view the administrative and operational requirements of the Border guarding forces.  The State-wise details of border roads   are as under:-

Borders State Border Roads Completed (in kms)
Indo-Bangladesh Border West Bengal 1689.000
Assam 259.880
Meghalaya 399.210
Mizoram 333.890
Tripura 943.010
Indo-Pakistan Border Rajasthan 130.696
Gujarat 279.680
Indo-Nepal Border Uttar Pradesh 106.000
Bihar 93.120
Uttarakhand 12.000
Indo-China Border Himachal Pradesh 36.230
Arunachal Pradesh 39.700
Sikkim 68.700
Uttarakhand 22.050
J&K 144.130

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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