Assam Government to Build 50 New Border Outposts to Protect Inter-State Boundaries

The Assam government plans to construct 50 border outposts (BOPs) in phases along its borders with neighbouring states to resolve existing disputes and protect the state’s boundaries.

Along with resolving the existing inter-state border disputes., the State government is also taking measures to protect the state’s boundary through the erection of BOPs.

The state currently has 103 BOPs, but the government believes that more are needed. The new BOPs will be located in 19 districts along the borders of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal, and Mizoram. The construction plan is to build twenty BOPs in 2022-2023, twenty in 2023-2024, and ten in 2024-2025.

According to State Border Protection Department sources, the department will erect 8 BOPs along the Nagaland border, 18 BOPs along the Arunachal border, 11 along the Meghalaya border, two along the West Bengal border and 11 along the Mizoram border. The proposed 50 BOPs will be in 19 districts of Assam, sharing borders with the neighbouring states.

The districts are Karbi Anglong, South Salmara-Mankachar, Tinsukia, Udalguri, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, West Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Kamrup, Dima Hasao, Morigaon, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Dhubri, Kamrup (M), Karimganj and Cachar.

Source: The Sentinel

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