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Imphal, Mar 27: To prevent any cross-border illegal activities before and during the Lok Sabha elections, a multi-tier security arrangement has been implemented along the 5,437-km long international borders with eight northeastern states.

According to reports, top Army, BSF, and Assam Rifles officials are frequently visiting the bordering areas and sensitizing their troops deployed along the international fenced and unfenced border areas.

Massive security measures are being taken along the 1,643-km long border with Myanmar, the 1,880-km long border with Bangladesh, the over 1,300-km border with China, the 516-km border with Bhutan, and the 98-km border with Nepal.

The Army, Assam Rifles, and the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops are guarding the northeastern statesโ€™ borders with China and Myanmar, while the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are guarding the India-Bangladesh borders with four northeastern states โ€“ Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.

Officials stated that, following the directions from the Election Commission and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), all-out measures have been taken to further tighten security along the borders.

Elections for the 25 Lok Sabha seats across eight northeastern states will be held in the first three phases of the seven-phase parliamentary elections, with 15 seats, including one partially, going to the polls in the first phase, seven (one partially) in the second phase, and four in the third phase.