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India-Nepal border pillars missing

India-Nepal border pillars missing
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India-Nepal Border Pillars Missing. More than 2,700 border pillars along India’s open border with Nepal have either gone “missing” or are “damaged”, setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.

New Delhi: More than 2,700 border pillars along India’s open border with Nepal have either gone “missing” or are “damaged”, setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.

The condition of these security structures is not only bad along this fence-less 1,751-km long border on the eastern flank of the country, but also along the Bhutan frontier where close to 900 border pillars are either damaged or have simply vanished.

A total of 1,451 border pillars are “missing” while 1,282 have been “damaged” along the Indo-Nepal border. This frontier, notorious for the movement of smugglers and terrorists, has a total of 6,402 such structures, which are used by border guarding force SSB as a guide for patrolling.

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