Indo Pak border will be sealed soon according to Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Along with Indo Pak border, India’s border with Bangladesh will also be sealed. Singh was addressing the passing out parade of the Border Security Force Assistant Commandants at the BSF Academy. He said,
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.
Singh assured that the border with Pakistan will be sealed by 2018. Evidently, this decision was taken in wake of increased infiltration attempts. Singh further said,
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.
He was lauding the BSF personnel stating that they changed the rules of engagement at the international borders,
The BSF has changed rules of engagement at international borders. Now, the BSF is a known entity even in neighboring countries.
Sealing the Indo Pak border could further increase tensions between India and Pakistan and definitely hurt both economies in terms of trade which is on a constant decline for some time now. Apart from the Indo Pak border, Singh stated that the border with Bangladesh will also be sealed.
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Reportedly, India has also refuted the report that it agreed with Pakistan to change the design of Miyar Dam. According to Ministry of External spokesperson Gopal Baglay,
There has been no change in the previous Indian position on any of the matters of the Indus Commissioners last week… So long as we are a party to the treaty, it is our legal obligation to attend the treaty-mandated meetings which is held at least once every financial year.
With the way things are headed, it would seem India is not ready to be on civilized terms with the neighboring long-time rival, Pakistan.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.