India plans to seal international border with Pak, Bangladesh: Rajnath
Speaking at a function at the Border Security Force Academy in Madhya Pradesh, the home minister said the sealing of borders would be done as soon as possible.Updated: Mar 25, 2017 12:24 IST
New Delhi/Hindustan Times
India plans to seal international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, turning his attention to frontiers that many say has become a hotbed of infiltration and smuggling.
Speaking at a function at the Border Security Force Academy in Madhya Pradesh, the home minister said the sealing of borders would be done as soon as possible. He also praised the BSF for “changing the rules of engagement”.
“Now BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring countries,” the minister said.
Rajnath has previously said New Delhi wants to completely seal the Pakistan border by 2018 by employing a mix of physical barriers and technological tools such as surveillance.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also called the BSF to seal the Bangladesh border to stem what he called a steady stream of miscreants and illegal migrants from the neighbouring country.
First Published: Mar 25, 2017 12:21 IST