Govt promises to seal border with Pakistan by Dec 2018
In the wake of recent cross-border violence and terror strike by neighboring country Pakistan, the Government of India decided on Monday to seal completely the International Border (IB) with Pak by physical/non-physical barriers by December, 2018. However about 181.85 km stretch in which construction of physical barrier is not feasible due to geographic constraints like riparian, low-lying, creek, marshy areas will come under surveillance of advance technology solutions including cameras, sensors, radars, lasers, etc.
During Regional Editors’ Conference in Chandigarh Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that, “Border Security is a very sensitive issue and India is engaging all the neighbours except Pakistan diplomatically to ensure peace on the borders.” “BSF is testing the available technologies through pilot projects in Jammu, Punjab and Gujarat,” he added.
Singh also mentioned that, “Because of development work, transgression incidents at China border have also come down drastically. Our borders are friendly, active and strategic borders.”
Referring recent surgical operations the minister added, “It was pre-emptive action against Pakistan and India does not have any ill will against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan has adopted terrorism as its state policy and harboring terrorists. That is the reason it has been isolated not only in South Asia, but also in the world.” “India is ready to help Pakistan in taking action against terrorists in Pakistan, including Pak Occupied Kashmir. Pakistan should close down ‘factory of terrorism’. This will open vistas of development and help in ensuring peace in South Asia,” Singh asserted.
He also added, “After Mumbai attacks, Coastal security has been given very high priority. Third phase of coastal security plan very soon will be put before the cabinet for the approval. This will help in securing our vast coastal border lines.” While speaking in the program the Union Home Minister also expressed his concern over to retrieve the normalcy and prosperity in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.