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Indo-Pak border fence being extended
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May 05, 2007 11:21 IST

To prevent infiltration from Pakistan border, Indian authorities are extending barbed wire fencing along the border deep inside the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.      

This region falls in the periphery of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat -- a marshy, barren and treacherous terrain extending for several kilometers where one would hardly find a blade of grass.

The barbed wire fencing is being extended so that no portion of the Indo-Pak border remains easy for intrusion.

Just across the barbed wire fencing, one can see the white border pillars from where the Pakistani territory begins.

The entire Rann of Kutch area, which starts after the India Bridge, is a highly regulated area and under the control of Border Security Force.

To prevent intrusion at night, work is going on in full swing to lay electric lines, installation of large lights and power station.

From Vigho Khot, one can even see Pakistan outposts and at times Pakistani flags atop their outposts.

The whole area is dotted by several bunkers from where armed BSF jawans keep watch on the porous border for any suspicious movement.

It is in such arid and marshy terrain that troops of one of Indian Army's elite Infantry Division, the Golden Katar Division through its Bald Eagle Brigade undertake constant vigil and trains hard during the peacetime in the Kutch peninsula.

This sector has also been the scene of skirmishes during the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.

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