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Indian forces stop attempts by Myanmarese to raise fences in

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Two attempts by some villagers of to erect fences along the border were thwarted by security forces, a top said today.

of Police L M said additional guards were deployed at the 'no man's land' near the border post in after the incidents.

said the villagers first came a few days back and tried to erect fences but alert security personnel foiled their attempt.

"They came again this morning and we stopped them again. We have heightened the vigil and deployed additional forces. Rifles personnel are also keeping strict vigil," told

Sources said the matter came to light after locals living in the border town of noticed that some Myanmarese on the other side of the frontier were trying to raise bamboo fences on the 'no man's land', located 100 metres south of police station.

The Myanmarese authorities were informed and they cooperated with the Indian security forces, the sources said.

Manipur shares a 398 km border with Myanmar, most of which is porous. The total length of the Indo-Mynamar border is 1,643 km.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:40 IST