Amid spike in tension between India and Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation with the governments of four states that border Pakistan. Holding a meeting with the home ministers and the senior officials of the state governments of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, he acknowledged that the tension between the two countries has “increased” off-late.
Speaking to media in Jaisalmer, Rajnath said that government is committed to seal India Pakistan border by 2018 and added that all state governments along the Pakistan border are on board.
“We met to discuss issues related to Border Security. Governmnert has decided ot seal India Pakistan border by 2018. We discussed all issues relating to the matter,” Singh said.
The meeting also took up the subject of establishing a border security grid containing all stake holders living in border areas. “Government has a time bound action plan to protect our borders. We will implement it on time and we will review it periodically,” he said.
The Union Home minister also stressed on the heightened tension between India and Pakistan in recent months, saying “at a time when tension between India and Pakistan is increasing, countrymen should trust the security and armed forces and stand by them”.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, Gujarat’s Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Brij Raj Sharma and senior officials of the BSF were present at the meet to discuss the border security measures.
The Union Home Minister will also tour border areas of Rajasthan and visit outposts to assess the situation along the Indo-Pak border.