MHA goofs-up; uses Spain-Morocco border picture for Indo-Pak

NEW DELHI: In an apparent goof-up, the home ministry in its annual report used a picture of Spain-Morocco boundary as India’s border with Pakistan, prompting the Union home secretary to say that the ministry would apologise if there is a mistake. The picture with the caption ‘Floodlighting along the Border’ was published recently in the home ministry’s annual report for 2016-17, with detailed information on floodlighting along the Indo-Pak border.
However, it came to light today that the picture was of the Spain-Morocco border, located along the Plazas de soberanía, Ceuta, Melilla and Alborán Island along the north coast of Morocco.
Between Morocco and Ceuta, there is a physical border known as the Ceuta border fence. Melilla also has a physical border known as the Melilla border fence, similar to the Indo-Pak border with floodlighting. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said the ministry will find out if the picture was not that of Indo-Pak border. “If there is a mistake, we will apologise,” he said. (Agencies)