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42 new BOPs in Arunachal & Sikkim: Rijiju

The Union government has sanctioned 42 new Border Outposts (BOPs) of ITBP for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to improve security in the border with China, Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

During a press conference held in Guwahati, the Union minister said that, Centre has already sanctioned 37 BOPs of ITBP for Arunachal Pradesh and five for Sikkim.

"We are concerned for the security area in the region. To improve security in the region, the Central government has taken more steps, " Rijiju said.

In the security related matters, the state governments of the region had spent Rs 261 crore.

"To improve communication infrastructure in the NE region Rs 5000 crore has been earmarked," Rijiju said.

In other hand the union minister said that, Centre has planned to set up more Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) in the region to boost trade ties with neighbouring countries.

"After Agartala in Tripura, Union government has decided to set up ICPs at Moreh in Manipur, Kaladan and Demagiri in Mizoram, Pangsau Pass in Arunachal Pradesh. Some more ICPs will be set up in Karimganj and Dhubri of Assam and Dawki in Meghalaya, " the Union MoS for Home minister said.

The minister also said that, a new NDRF battalion will be based in Arunachal Pradesh soon.

A battalion of NDRF had already based in Guwahati.

On other hand, the Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that, the Central government is very concerned about the infrastructural development in the North Eastern region.

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