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India To Construct All New All-Weather Fence Along LoC

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    In an attempt to permanently eliminate infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, the Government of India is considering the erection of a new all-weather fence along Line of Control with Pakistan that can even withstand the harshest snow conditions.

    Each year nearly 83 kilometres of the 740 kilometre long fence gets damaged mainly due to harsh weather conditions, thus making it easier for terrorists to infiltrate into the kashmir Vallery and other parts of the state. The infiltration occurs mainly in North Kashmir's Gurez, Karnah, Kupwara and Gulmarg sectors.

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    According to sources, the home secretary was given a detailed presentation during his visit for having a permanent fence which could withstand all weather conditions. This will eventually bring down infiltration to zero as terrorists would not be able to take advantage of damaged fences to infiltrate into the Valley.

    Union Home Secretary R K Singh was also shown the pillars along the famous Gandola cable car which can withstand all weather conditions and a similar mechanism will replace the entire fence at the LoC. The home secretary appreciated the idea and said that he would send a team of engineers for working on the feasibility report for the project. The army however showed some reservations about the entire idea.

    The army highlighted that in case of a permanent fencing, many villages would fall outside it, making it difficult for people to enter the mainland. But the civilian administration said that a gate could be constructed at such places which would be exclusively open for the ingress and egress of the people of this area.

    The permanent fencing would also decrease the recurring expenses on repair of the fencing every year after making a one time investment in erecting the new fence.
     
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    The floodlit border zone between India and Pakistan has
    a distinctly orange hue in this astronaut photograph.
     
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