The Centre has decided to seal the 856-km-long India-Bangladesh border in Tripura over the next two years, reported ANI. Susheel Kumar, the secretary of border management in the home ministry, mentioned such as move during a review meeting in Tripura earlier this week. He said that the step was being taken to check infiltration and curb cross-border crimes.

“We have already taken a decision that within two years, we are going to seal the border,” said Kumar while addressing the district magistrates of the northeastern state. Chief Secretary YP Singh, Border Security Force Inspector General JB Sangwan and Director General of Police K Nagaraj were also present at the meeting.

Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-km-long international border. The government has already decided to seal the 262-km section in Assam, reported The Indian Express.

The Centre has also decided to raise the fences along the 1,640-km-long Indo-Myanmar border. “On [the] Myanmar side, the topography is completely different; the requirement is completely different. So, we will adopt different approach,” said Kumar.