Badal said that he has asked the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to deploy adequate number of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the international border with Pakistan in Punjab, keeping in view the growing threat of infiltration from the neighbouring country.

"In wake of recent terror attacks at Dinanagar (July 27, 2015) and Pathankot (January 2, 2016), the need of the hour is to replicate the formula which was applicable in Jammu and Kashmir in Punjab also to intensify vigil on the border,” he said.

"Punjab is a national frontier and concerted efforts must be  made to beef its security for the sake of protecting unity and integrity of the  nation," he added. Though the 553-km long international border in Punjab is barbed wire fenced, infiltration takes place through areas where it is damaged or missing.

Infiltrators also take advantage of riverine areas in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts where floods damage the fencing. The border is guarded by the BSF. Six terrorists from Pakistan, who had attacked the Pathankot air base on January 2, were killed by security forces.

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