India-Pakistan Border To Be Sealed By December 2018: Home Minister Rajnath Singh


 The India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today after reviewing security in border states with Chief Ministers.

“This is time bound, it will be done by 2018 December. We are readying an action plan,” Mr Singh said after the meeting in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer.

A border security grid will be in place soon, he said, adding: “We are also looking at technological solutions to man the border.”

The Home Minister is on a two-day visit to review security on India’s western border amid tension with Pakistan over a series of ceasefire violations, infiltration attempts and attacks from across the border. He is expected to visit border outposts in Rajasthan and also interact with soldiers.

Around 1,000 km from India’s border with Pakistan is in the Thar desert and it is not easy to monitor, say officials. Infiltration, spying and smuggling of arms is a major concern.

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