International boundaries with Pak, Bangladesh to be sealed soon: Rajnath

| Updated: Mar 25, 2017 18:13 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon. "India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible. This could be India's major step against terrorism and the problem of refugees," he said in his address at the passing out parade of the Border Security Force Assistant Commandants at the BSF Academy in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Centre has chalked a new roadmap to strengthen our border security. We plan to seal the international borders with Bangladesh & Pakistan: HM</p>&mdash; HMO India (@HMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/845503390356529152">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Singh further said that the border with Pakistan would be sealed by 2018, adding this decision has been taken in the wake of the increase in infiltration attempts. "The project will be periodically monitored by the Home Secretary at the Central-level, the BSF from the security forces' perspective and the Chief Secretaries at the state-level," Singh said, adding that the government would apply technological solutions for sealing the border in difficult terrains. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BSF has changed the rules of engagement at the international borders. Now BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring countries: HM</p>&mdash; HMO India (@HMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/845502872305487872">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Lauding the BSF personnel, the Home Minister stated that the force has changed the rules of engagement at international borders which have made it a known entity in the neighbouring countries. "The BSF has changed rules of engagement at international borders. Now, the BSF is a known entity even in neighbouring countries," Singh said. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BSF has changed the rules of engagement at the international borders. Now BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring countries: HM</p>&mdash; HMO India (@HMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/845502872305487872">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Singh also spoke about the planning for an effective grievances redressal mechanism in the forces which will be implemented soon. "We are planning for an effective grievances redressal mechanism in the forces. The forces are coming forward with such mechanism," said Singh. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are planning for an effective grievances redressal mechanism in the forces. The forces are coming forward with such mechanism: HM</p>&mdash; HMO India (@HMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/HMOIndia/status/845504912276500480">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> After the passing out parade, the Home Minister signed the visitors' book at the BSF academy. He also visited the national training centre for dogs at the BSF Academy. (ANI)
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