Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
03 AUG 2021 5:02PM by PIB Delhi
Border Fencing

Fencing is being erected on Indo-Pakistan border, Indo-Bangladesh border and Indo-Myanmar border.  So far 5187 Km. length of International border has been covered by fence.   Details of fencing along Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh Border are as under:

(In Kms.)


Border covered by fence

Indo-Pakistan Border


Indo-Bangladesh Border



The unfenced area includes non-feasible stretches where fencing could not be constructed due to riverine and marshy land.  These stretches are being covered through technological solution.  Fencing along remaining feasible stretches has been hampered due to firing/objections from the counterpart country, difficult terrain, short working season, land acquisition problem, public protests and Covid-19 situation etc. Government has been persistent in its efforts to remove obstacles and ensure timely completion.

To check fake Indian currency and animal trafficking, the Government has adopted a multi-pronged approach which inter-alia includes round-the-clock surveillance and patrolling on the borders and establishment of observation post; increase in number of BSF personnel; construction of border fencing & floodlighting; use of water crafts/boats and floating Border Out Posts (BOP) for domination of riverine area; advance technological  equipments like Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI), Night Vision Device (NVD), Twin  Telescope,  Unmanned  Aerial  Vehicles  (UAV);  upgradation  of intelligence setup and enhanced coordination with the State Governments/concerned intelligence agencies.

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