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Red alert along Nepal border

The Indian government is planning to impose “certain restrictions” on Indians travelling to Nepal in the wake of the upsurge in Maoist violence in that country. On the other hand a red alert has been sounded along the entire Indo-Nepal border. Talking to reporters here this afternoon, Union minister of state for home, Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal, informed that there might be restrictions on travel to Nepal from India even as vigil had been mounted along the entire 1,690 km long Indo-Nepal border. “Governments of West Bengal, Sikkim, UP, Uttaranchal and Bihar, which have borders with Nepal, have been instructed to remain alert against possible ‘adverse fall out’ of Maoists upsurge in the neighbouring country. The number of Special Security Bureau battalions deployed along the Indo-Nepal border is being doubled to foil possible attempts by Maoist guerrillas to infiltrate into the country from Nepal,” Mr Jaiswal said. The Centre has also been tipped off by various agencies about attempts by the Maoist insurgents to strike a nexus with militant outfits from north-east India including the banned Ulfa. Full Story

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