Union home minister Rajnath Singh

Alipurduar: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Centre will use technology to seal the international borders of both West Bengal and Assam with Bangladesh, through an integrated border management system.

Bangladeshi nationals are illegally entering West Bengal, Singh said while addressing a rally in Alipurduar district of West Bengal.

The Centre had sought land from the West Bengal government to erect fencing to seal the border with Bangladesh, but is yet to receive it, he said.

“Now, we have decided to use technology to seal both international borders with Bangladesh using a comprehensive integrated border management system,” Singh was quoted as saying by media reports.

The move will help prevent infiltration as well as smuggling, and ensure safety and security of the nation amid a changing demographic profile of West Bengal.

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