The government plans to seal the international border with Pakistan, spread over 2,300 km. Union home minister Rajnath Singh is in Jaisalmer to chair a meet of chief ministers and home ministers of the four border states- Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. View more at #Hindustan360.
An Israel-type highly secured fencing may come up along the Indo-Pak border to check infiltration from across the border as the government is exploring the possibility of installing such a barrier in the sensitive frontiers of Punjab and Jammu. The Friday’s meeting will deliberate on measures to manage the Indo-Pak border where there is a spurt in tension ever since the September 18 Uri attack in Kashmir and last week’s surgical strikes across the LoC.
The government has meanwhile, put airports in four states that border Pakistan — and in the national capital — on high alert, keeping in mind the security environment over the past few days. Around two dozen airports in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat besides Delhi will hold more random and detailed checks of passengers and their baggage. Also, parking and loading areas are being specifically monitored.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has asked police chiefs of all the four states besides the CISF and other central forces involved in airport security to be “extra careful”. Intelligence agencies have already warned the government that Pakistan may try to push more terrorists following the surgical strikes. According to an intelligence assessment, Pakistan spy agency ISI has gathered more than 100 terrorists to be pushed into the Valley.
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