Rajnath Singh to hold meet with four border states

The meeting will be part of Singh’s two-day visit to the western border districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer in Rajasthan.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi/jaipur | Published:October 7, 2016 3:49 am
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WITH SECURITY forces on a heightened state of alert across the country in the wake of surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting in Jaisalmer Friday with chief ministers or home ministers of four border states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir on the sealing of the India-Pakistan border.

The meeting will be part of Singh’s two-day visit to the western border districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer in Rajasthan. After meeting the CMs, he will visit the Murar Border Outpost in Jaisalmer and interact with the BSF personnel.

On Saturday, Singh will visit the Munabao in Barmer.

According to the Home Ministry, of the 2,289.66-km border with Pakistan, 2,034.96 km has been covered by physical barriers, including fencing. The remaining 254.80 km is to be covered by physical and non-physical barriers shortly, officials said.

Since there are stretches along the border where construction of physical barriers is not feasible due to geographic constraints, the government plans to deploy technology solutions, which include deployment of cameras, sensors, radars and lasers.

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