Union Home minister Rajnath Singh (File | PTI)
KOLKATA: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced plans to formulate a unified
command called ‘Border Protection Grid’ (BPG) to check illegal immigration from Bangladesh into five northeastern and eastern states.
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Speaking at a meeting with chief ministers of states sharing borders with Bangladesh – West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram – here on Thursday, the Home Minister said that concept of BPG will comprise of physical and non-physical barriers, surveillance systems, intelligence agencies, state police, BSF and other state and central agencies.
He added that the BPG will be supervised by a state-level standing committee under the chairmanship of respective chief secretaries. He stated that the BPG will ensure greater help for the states