MHA report on border floodlights has picture of Spain-Morocco border, Secy says will apologise if mistaken

Home Secretary Rajib Mehrishi said the ministry is looking into the allegations and will apologise if there is a mistake.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Border, Border floodlights, Rajiv Mehrishi, Indo-Pak border The image used by the Home Ministry in its annual report was of the Spain-Morocco border, instead of the Indo-Pak border. (Source:

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its annual report purportedly used a picture of the international border running between Spain and Morocco instead of India’s border with Pakistan, while detailing information on floodlighting in the area. The picture, which is carried with the caption ‘Floodlighting along the Border’ was published in the ministry’s 2016-17 annual report. Responding to the alleged goof-up, the ministry on Wednesday said it is enquiring into the incident.

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said the ministry will apologise if there is a mistake. “If there is a mistake, we will apologise,” he said.

Border, Border floodlights, Rajiv Mehrishi, Indo-Pak border A screenshot of the border picture from the Home Ministry’s annual report 2016-17.

The Spain-Morocco border is located along the Plazas de soberanía, Ceuta, Melilla and Alborán Island along the north coast of Morocco. Melilla has a physical border called the ‘Melilla border fence’ which looks similar to the Indo-Pakistan border with floodlighting.

According to PTI, home ministry officials are trying to ascertain how the picture was sourced. Some believe it could have been sourced from the Border Security Force (BSF), which guards majority of the 3,323 kilometre boundary.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. H
    Jun 15, 2017 at 12:24 am
    Some time back a picture of highway in China was shown as one in Gujarat and it was withdrawn.Wonder Who did the mischief then to defame Modiji.Now we have a Spain-Morocco border shown as Indo/Pak border,Faking at its worst.Just the way we have had all promises delivered we see this Fake picture put out to show that the Border has been fenced.Jai Ho.Lets not get carried away,A lot more is yet to come
    1. P
      Jun 15, 2017 at 12:23 am
      From the beginning we hear lies... Getting back black money stashed in Swiss Bank Account. Depositing Rs.15 lakh in every citizens account False promises to protect borders. Instead of PM visiting stan PM and exchanging greetings and gifts whereas they attack our jawan's camp and kill them mercilessly while they sleep... Multiple incidence Pathankot Airbase, Kashmir Para military Camps, etc. Safety of Women. After May 2014 statistic for rape is showing upward trend. Demonitization lies increasing growth etc. etc. etc. keep on counting.
      1. A
        Jun 14, 2017 at 11:36 pm
        Everything is fake about this govt _-fake education certificates of Modi Smriti Irani and many others, fake deshbhakti of traitors to the cause of independence, fake surgical strikes , fake justification for demonetisation, a clown for army chief, fake picture of Modi inspecting chennai floods, fake mothers and what not. Now a fake border.
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          Poda De
          Jun 14, 2017 at 11:35 pm
          Looks like an Insider with the mischievous intent of defaming Rajnathji, prompted by a rogue opposition fellow. Certainly, also an act of careless editing and needs to be punished.
          1. h
            hitek. valves
            Jun 14, 2017 at 11:10 pm
            Almost everything fake since May26,2014 for publicity, P.M.O. vision on "tower of lies" too big
            1. R
              Jun 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm
              humans make mistakes admit correct it
              1. A
                Jun 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm
                1. A
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 10:12 pm
                  S bags!
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