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Pakistan, Bangladesh border to get 509 posts: president

Posted on Feb 21, 02:57PM | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : India will build 509 additional outposts along the border with Bangladesh and Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

Addressing a joint session of parliament, he said the government was giving high priority to border management.

"In addition to border fencing, roads and flood-lighting along the borders with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar, the government has decided to undertake the construction of 509 additional border outposts along the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border," the president said.