In order to keep a check on entry of criminals and curb smuggling of arms along the border, India has created 23 new border posts and deployed additional troops along its frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan.
Tthe proposal was in the pipeline for sometime and the decision on it has been prompted by the 7th July bombings in Bodh Gaya in Bihar. While five new border outposts have been created along the Indo-Nepal border, 18 new BoPs have been established along the Bhutan frontier last month.
With the creation of these posts, India now has a total of 455 border posts along Nepal border while a total of 160 along the Bhutan border.
The border posts have been equipped with surveillance gadgets.