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India-Pakistan border to be sealed by 2018

Aiming to resolve the problem of terrorism and refugees, the Indian government is planning to completely seal its international border with Pakistan and Bangladesh. This was revealed by Union home minister Rajnath Singh while he was addressing the passing out parade of the Border Security Force at the BSF Academy in Madhya Pradesh. He said that the process of sealing the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh would be completed by 2018. An increase in the number of cases involving infiltration attempts has prompted the government to take this decision, he said.

Talking about the details, Singh said that the project would be comprehensively monitored at the central and state level as well as by the BSF from a security perspective. The sealing of the borders would involve both physical barriers such as barbed wire fencing as well as technological solutions such as motion sensors, infra-red detectors, etc. The technological solutions would be deployed in areas where it might be difficult to construct physical barriers. Singh also lauded the efforts of BSF, saying that the organization is now a well-known entity in neighboring countries.

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