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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
20-December-2011 18:24 IST
Anti Infiltration Obstacle System Constructed
The Army has constructed an Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) in Kashmir Valley and Jammu Region In close proximity of Line of Control to control cross border illegal activities including terrorism, the Government has sanctioned 2043.63 km of border fencing and 2009.52 km of floodlighting along the Indo-Pakistan border; out of which 1940.72 km of border fencing and 1878.92 km of floodlighting has been completed.

Border Security Force (BSF) has 609 existing Border Out Posts (BOPs) along Indo-Pakistan Border. Government has sanctioned, 126 additional BOPs (including reconstruction of 38 existing BOPs in Jammu) along this border at an estimated cost of Rs.350.60 crore.

In addition, Government has also sanctioned construction of earthen Bund, Metalled Road and Naka-cum-Fighting Bunkers along the home side of existing security fence over 179 km length of border at an estimated cost of Rs. 341.00 crore in Jammu Sector along Indo-Pakistan border.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in response to a Question in Lok Sabha today.

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