Indian home minister pledges full security for India-Pakistan border


Indian home minister Amit Shah

HAZARIBAG: Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Friday that India’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh would be completely secured within the next two years, Indian media reported on Friday.

Speaking after reviewing a ceremonial parade during the 59th Raising Day celebrations of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Hazaribag, Shah emphasised ongoing efforts to address gaps in approximately 60 km along these borders.

He highlighted that during Modi government about 560 km of the India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders have been fenced and fortified. The remaining work is concentrated on sealing gaps, with only about 60 km requiring attention.

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“We are on track to entirely secure these two borders in the next two years,” stated Shah about the 2,290 km India-Pakistan international border and the 4,096 km India-Bangladesh border.

Given the challenging terrains, including riverine, mountainous, and marshy areas, the BSF and other agencies employ technical gadgets to monitor infiltration in these regions, he added.

“A country cannot develop and prosper if its borders are not secure,” he said.

The home minister provided insights into the government’s efforts, including the creation of new border posts, observation towers, and improved connectivity.

In his concluding remarks, Shah also expressed optimism about continued victories in securing India’s borders and maintaining dominance in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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