The India-Nepal border will soon have symbolic ornamental iron gates at 10 security check posts-manned by the Sashastra Seema Bal. These gates will be crafted by a professional designer and come up at places where maximum transit of passengers are reported.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Pranay Sahay, DG, SSB said, “The international border along Nepal is non-fenced and there are no security gates either. While the Nepal side has nice-looking gates, we only have security check-posts. We have decided to put proper decorative gates designed by a professional to give it the look of an international border. We have already identified the places and the work will begin soon. As Nepal is a friendly country we will have colourful border ceremonies with no aggressive postures by the security officials.”
The SSB, which manages the security along the 1,761 km-long border with Nepal has decided to move the location of its border outposts at least 15 km ahead of where they are presently located. “Earlier, the border outposts were located at a considerable distance from the international border. Now to increase the vigil we have decided to advance the location of the BOP’s by 12-15 km,” said Sahay.