Rajnath to review security today; CMs of four states want 'complete sealing' of Indo-Pak border
Besides Home Minister Rajnath Singh, CMs from J&K, Rajasthan and Gujarat, dy CM from Punjab and top BSF officials will participate in the meeting.
New Delhi: Four Indian states bordering Pakistan want the international boundary to be “completely sealed” after the latest terror attacks.
The sealing of the international will be the top agenda of a two-day security meet starting today at the border town of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
Besides Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the chief ministers from J&K, Rajasthan and Gujarat, deputy CM from Punjab and top BSF officials will participate.
"It is a meeting of the Union Home Minister with the Home Ministers of the four states. Since the Chief Ministers and the Deputy Chief Minister (of Punjab) are holding the Home portfolio, they are participating in the meeting," PTI quoted a home ministry official as saying.
During the two-day trip, the Home Minister will tour border areas of Rajasthan and will visit Munabao, Border out Post in Barmer and interact with BSF personnel.
Singh will also visit Murar, BoP in Jaisalmer and asses the situation along the Indo-Pak border.
The meeting is being called apparently to bring a synergy among the state police forces and Border Security Force, which guards the Indo-Pak border.
Issues concerning the states are also expected to be discussed in the two-day deliberations, the officials said.
There have been many incidents of infiltration of terrorists through the border in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir and trans-border smuggling of goods, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes in Rajasthan and Gujarat, they said.
Of the 3,323-km-long Indo-Pak border, 1,225 km falls in Jammu and Kashmir (including Line of Control), 553 km in Punjab, 1,037 km in Rajasthan and 508 km in Gujarat.