India-Pakistan Border to Be Sealed Completely by 2018- Important (Download PDF)

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018. It is an extensive plan to monitor India’s frontier security. Union Home Minister held meeting with representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan at the Border Security Force (BSF) headquarters. Meeting was attended by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Rajasthan home ministers Gulab Chand Kataria and Gujarat home ministers Pradeep Kumar Jadeja.

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Location of India-Pakistan Border

Location of India-Pakistan Border

Location of India-Pakistan Border

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Key Aspects

  • Central government has framed time-bound action plan to completely seal the whole stretch of 3,323-km-long border between India-Pakistan.
  • Creation of a Border Security Grid, as a streamlined platform, for border-related issues with guidelines from Center.
  • Process of sealing border will be coordinated at:
  1. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) level
  2. Border Security Force (BSF) level
  3. Chief secretary of state’s level
  • The action plan has been prepared in consultation with security agencies
  • All the stakeholders related to border security are involved in giving final shape to BSG.

Background

  • In 1947, border between India and Pakistan was created based upon the Radcliffe line.
  • Indian shares 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan along four states (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Jammu & Kashmir):
  1. Jammu and Kashmir 1,225 km including Line of Control
  2. Rajasthan 1,037 km
  3. Punjab 553 km
  4. Gujarat 508 km
  • From Gujarat to Jammu and Kashmir, BSF (border Security Force) controls security of the 2,308 km-long borders with Pakistan.
  • In Jammu, 192 km of International Border is stated as a working boundary by Pakistan. It is manned by the BSF.  Remaining 8 km is secured by the Indian Army.
  • Line of Control (LoC) running along Kashmir and separating Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is fully secured by the Army.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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