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Will seal Indo-Pak border by December 2018: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Amid rising tensions in the Indo-Pak ties, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the Home Ministry had decided to seal the India-Pakistan border by December 2018.

Speaking to the media after reviewing the security situation with the home ministers and senior officials of the four bordering states, Singh said, “We will start a new concept called Border Security Grid, and the inputs from all the border states will be taken.”

Singh also said that the nation’s security will never be compromised. “Tension between India and Pakistan has increased; countrymen should trust security forces and stand by them,” he said.

Singh chaired the security meeting attended by 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.

Senior BSF officials were present at the meeting which reviewed the security arrangements on the border in the wake of rising tensions between the two countries after a surgical strike by the Indian army on terror camps across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Union Home Minister will also tour border areas of Rajasthan and visit outposts to assess the situation along the Indo-Pak border.

(With agency inputs)

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