Contents: Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Border Management,
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India shares its borders with all its South Asian neighbours as well with China. Since the borders is man-made and do not follow any natural barrier, they traverse diverse socio-cultural milieus and cut across ethnic, social and economic communities. These characteristics of the borders pose various challenges towards their proper management. Similarly, the vast Indian coastline and island territories are also vulnerable to infiltrations and attacks. To address these challenges and to secure its land borders and coastlines, the Indian government has adopted various measures. This book is an attempt to bring together documents and reports published by the government on border management. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the problems India faces in managing its borders and its approach towards the challenge. The documents are arranged in chronological order according to their year of publication.