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India's border fencing effective: Musharraf

Last updated on: February 03, 2007 00:26 IST

President Pervez Musharraf on Friday praised India's fencing of border with Pakistan, including the Line of Control, saying it is "effective."

"It is very effective. That is why they (Indians) spent billions (of rupees) by fencing 1,500 miles (about 2,400 km) of the border and now they are doing the same in Kashmir," he said at a press conference in Rawalpindi.

"The Indian fence is a double fence, on the Pakistan side higher and the Indian side lower. There are triple constantine wires going in between. Every 200 yards (0.18 km) there is a searchlight and an observation post manned with gates to cross," he said while replying to a question.

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