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India strengthens border force to fight Nepal Maoists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 28, IRNA -- In a bid to deal with the Maoist threat 
from Nepal effectively, the government of India has increased the 
budgetary provisions for border security force. 
The total budgetary provisions for the union home ministry saw 
an increase of 30 percent with the total funds proposed for the 
ministry this year being put at Rs946.39 crore against Rs731.51 crore 
in the last fiscal. 
In the budgetary provisions made for union home ministry this 
year, the non-plan funds for SSb, which is guarding the Indo-Nepal 
border has been increased from Rs360.24 crore to Rs532.77 crore. 
The provisions would help the SSB in setting up more checkposts 
along the border besides bringing in more modern equipment to check 
the infiltration of Maoist leaders. 
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