India-Pakistan border to be entirely sealed. The Indian government has decided that the border between India and Pakistan will be sealed completely by December 2018 by using means including technological solutions, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a assertion on Friday. He more added that extensive inquiry of the border would also take place.
Rajnath Singh had earlier in the day chaired a meeting in Jaisalmer of representatives of Rajasthan , Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat ,Punjab and the four states bordering Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by top officials of the Border Security Force are deputy chief minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Gulab Chand Kataria, Gujarat , Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary Brij Raj Sharma, and Rajasthan’s home ministers Pradeepsinh Jadeja .
Singh said, “We will also opening a new concept called the Border Security network, for which inputs from all the border states will be taken.” This network will act as a tough inquiring procedure along the border, detain terrorist penetration from Pakistan and proper monitoring mechanism would be in place at the central and state government levels for it.
“It is a new concept. We will be framing guidelines after getting suggestions from all stake holders,” Singh said.
More he added “this project will be sometimes keep under observation by home executive at the central level, BSF from the security forces approach and chief executives at the state level.”
Rajnath said under the battle plan of sealing the border, technology will also be more used. “Just like we have riverine and Sir Creek area in Gujarat, there we will make greatest use of technology for powerful sealing of border.
Still not clear which border Singh was speaking about. If the marking happens along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, it would go away from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), which Indians would comment as a loss. If the border includes kashmir, Pakistan could see it as an act of attack.
Speaking on calls from many quarters to provide proof that Indian Army had go through surgical strikes along the Line of Control between the two countries break seven terror training camps and killing 38 terrorists currantly, Singh said: “The strain between India and Pakistan has enhanced day by day. So we should be united and believe in our army.”
The string between the India-Pakistan have got tensed in nowadays following a number of aggression on Indian security creation. It began early this year with an attack on the Pathankot base of the Indian Air Force. The most recent and terrible one was on the Uri base, which resulted in the death of 19 Indian Army soldiers.
Senior BSF officials were also present at the chaired meeting here which viewed security organization on the border in the come to of stress between India-Pakistan after surgical strike by army on terror camps across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Home Minister will also tour border areas of Rajasthan and visit outposts to see the situation along the India-Pakistan border.
Out of 2,289.66 km of India-Pakistan Border (IPB), 2,034.96 km has been covered by physical barriers, including fencing, and the remaining 254.80 km of the border is planned to be covered by physical and non-physical barriers shortly.
There are stretches in which construction of physical barriers is not feasible due to geographic constraints such as riverine, low-lying, creek and marshy areas.
In this stretch, it is proposed to deploy technology solutions, including the deployment of cameras, sensors, radars, lasers, etc.
The BSF is testing the available technologies through pilot projects in the Jammu region, Punjab, and Gujarat.
The paramilitary force is in the process of a rollout of a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) for this stretch of IPB, which is due to be undertaken in a year’s time.
The Indian side of the IPB, which is 3,323-km-long, passes through the states of Gujarat (508 km), Rajasthan (1,037 km), Punjab (553 km) and Jammu and Kashmir (1,225 km).
Out of the 3,323-km border with Pakistan, about 2,289.66 km of the International Border (IB) is under the operational control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Apart from the IB, there is a Line of Control (LoC), which is under the operational control of the Ministry of Defence.