Indian Ministry Accidentally Praise Its 'Work' on Morocco-Spain Border

  • Indian Ministry Accidentally Praise Its 'Work' on Morocco-Spain Border

Indian Ministry Accidentally Praise Its 'Work' on Morocco-Spain Border

The same was appreciated and achieved in the annual report of Ministry of Home Affairs as well.

In an apparent haste to publicise its achievements in floodlighting the India-Pakistan border, the Union home ministry in its annual report published what appeared to be the picture of the Spain-Morocco border.

However, after the picture went viral on social media, it was observed that the MHA used a picture of the Spain-Moroccan border in its report.

The faux pas came to light when a website reported about it, providing the picture printed in the Annual Report 2016-17 of the MHA and the original photo.

According to sources, Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has demanded an explanation from the officials and has also stated that if there has been a mistake by the ministry, the ministry will apologise. The annual report, a compilation of all the projects undertaken by the Ministry in the past year, was tabled during the Budget session of Parliament in April. Some reports say that the photo shows the Spanish conclaves in the northern side of Africa that have a fenced and flood-lit border with Morocco.

Home Ministry officials are trying to find out how the picture was sourced and why was it used. India's boundary is porous at many places and prone to infiltration.

Around 496km of the sanctioned length of India-Bangladesh border still remains to be floodlit.

Below the data, the report also reproduced a photograph of the floodlit worldwide border.

Nearly 2,000 km of India's border with Pakistan along Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat is flood-lit.