Border with Pak to be sealed by Dec 2018, says Rajnath

Press Trust of India Jaisalmer | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on October 07, 2016

India will completely seal the border with Pakistan by December 2018 by using all effective means, including technological solutions, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Speaking to the media after reviewing the security situation with ministers and officials of four border States, Singh said a proper monitoring mechanism would be in place at the central and State government levels.

He also mooted the setting up of a border security grid for which suggestions have been invited from all the concerned stakeholders. “It is a new concept. We will be framing guidelines after getting suggestions from all stakeholders,” Singh said. “This project will be monitored by Home Secretary at the central level, the BSF from the security forces perspective and Chief Secretaries at the State level,” the Union Home Minister said. He said technology will also be used, in the manner in which it is currently deployed in Guajrat’s Sir Creek area.

The meeting was attended by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the Home Ministers of Gujarat and Rajasthan Pradeepsinh Jadeja and Gulab Chand Kataria respectively, and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Brij Raj Sharma. Senior BSF officials were also present.

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Published on October 07, 2016
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