Sealing the border with Pakistan to tackle terrorism, says India

NEW DELHI: India planned to seal its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh by 2018 to tackle the refugees and terrorists, said Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

While addressing to the Border Security Forces (BSF) passing out parade, Union Home Minister said: “India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible. This could be India’s major step against terrorism and the problem of refugees.”

The Indian Home Minister had assured that the border with the Pakistan would be sealed by 2018. Singh added that the attempt to seal the international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh was made in the wake of an increase in infiltration attempts.

“The project will be periodically monitored by the home secretary at the central level, the BSF from the security forces’ perspective and the chief secretaries at the state-level,” Singh added.

He appraised the BSF personnel and stated that BSF India had changed the rules of engagement and made it a known entity in its neighbors.

Last year in December, India had announced that it would install patrol-free, multi-layered smart fence at its border alongside Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of 2017.

Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma said the force was working to implement a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) which would replace the regular troops to a quick reaction team pattern.