Jammu, October 7 ( JKNT)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has announced that entire  border with Pakistan will be sealed by December 2018 and a new concept of border security grid would be brought into effect.

The  deadline would be adhered to in regard to sealing of the border, as he  admitted that tensions between India and Pakistan  have escalated .


He was speaking to media after reviewing the border security of the four border states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Punjab at Jaisalmer, Rajasthanon Friday. He disclosed that the  border sealing had become  a necessity because of the situation obtaining in the border states. Though he did not specify  but  the references to cross-border terrorism, drug trafficking from Pakistan  were too clear.

The sealing of the border using all the technology and other methods would be completed by December 2016. “  There would be periodical monitoring   to ensure  that the project is completed  as per the schedule.” The state governments would be provided with all the guidelines.”

Rajnath said that a border security grid  is also going to take place, but did not offer any  specifics on that.