‘Pak has set up, repaired 856 bunkers along borders with India'
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Dec 19: Intelligence agencies have given inputs that Pakistan has constructed and repaired 856 bunkers and 143 Border Out-Posts (BOPs) along its boundary with India, Lok Sabha was informed today.
"Government is aware through intelligence inputs that Pakistan has constructed and carried out repairs of 856 bunkers, 261 morchas, 378 towers and 143 BOPs," Defence Minister A K Antony said in Lok Sabha.
The Defence Minister said protests have been lodged with Pakistan Rangers and Flag Meetings are held in all cases.
"The matter is also taken up by the BSF with Pakistan Rangers during scheduled meetings at various levels," Antony said.
He said Government has taken several steps such as establishment of Observation Posts, construction of border fencing and introduction of modern and hi-tech surveillance equipments and upgraded the intelligence set up to check infiltration.
In reply to a query on ragging in Sainik Schools, Antony said in last three years, 11 such incidents have been reported from 24 institutes.
He said after receiving information about ragging in Tilaiya Sainik School, a Brigadier was sent there to investigate the matter and it occurred that the particular incident had happened in November 2010.
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