The Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India plans to seal International boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon. He assured that the border with Pakistan and Bangladesh would be sealed by 2018.
The decision has been taken in the wake of an increase in infiltration attempts and smuggling.
Reason of Action
The government decided on action to seal the border in the wake of rising tensions between India and Pakistan after the September 18 terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror across the Line of Control.
Rajnath announced this while taking part in the parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior district (Madhya Pradesh). He also praised the BSF while addressing the crowd for “changing the rules of engagement”.
The Home Minister highlighted the issue of terrorism which is a threat not only to the Country and International community but to the humanity as a whole. He restated that India has a policy of zero tolerance for terrorism.
Plan of Action
The borders would be sealed by fencing wherever it is possible and in areas where it is not possible technology would be brought into application. The project will be monitored by the Home Secretary itself at the Central level on regular time intervals.
First Woman Officer in the BSF
The Border Security Force on Saturday also introduced its first woman field officer. Tanushree Pareek, a resident of Rajasthan, she also led the passing-out parade at the BSF Academy as the first woman field officer. She was also felicitated at the event.
Congratulating the BSF, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said,” I am happy that BSF has got its first woman field officer and hope that many more women will join her in securing our borders.”
Sealing of the borders does not mean the people will not be allowed to cross the border, everything will be legalised in a proper Standard Operating Procedure. Proper documentation will be done to keep the check on the illegal entrants. This step taken by the Government could be India’s major step against terrorism and the problem of refugees.