Border with Pak to be sealed soon: Rajnath
The International Border with Pakistan will be sealed soon, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh said while speaking at the passing out parade of Border Security Force assistant commandants at the BSF Academy in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
Singh said that the IB along the Bangladesh border would be sealed soon too. Singh's statements come in the wake of a growing demand by the armed forces who have sought sealing of these crucial borders.
He also showered praises on the BSF while speaking about how it had changed rules of engagement. He said that the BSF has changed rules of engagement at the International Borders. "Now the BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring states," the home minister said.
Singh had said that the border with Pakistan would be sealed by 2018. This decision was taken in the wake of increased infiltrations. "The project will be periodically monitored by the Home secretary at the Central level, the BSF from the security forces' perspective and chief secretaries at the state level," said Singh, adding that the government would apply technological solutions for sealing the border in difficult terrains.