Status of border fencing
Half of the 4,096-km border India shares with Bangladesh has been fenced. Land acquisition is a major challenge to completing the work of fencing the border by the 2019 deadline.
The border runs along West Bengal for 2,216.7 km, Assam 263 km, Meghalaya 443 km, Tripura 856 km and Mizoram 318 km.
Purpose of fencing
The aim of the project is to curb infiltration and smuggling of cattle and fake Indian currency notes.