Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that India is planning to seal the worldwide boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible.
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh laying wreath at "Ajay Prahari" in BSF Academy Tekanpur (MP).
In a touching gesture, the Home Minister visited the house of Mishra, who has a nine-year-old daughter, in the sprawling campus of the border guarding force. Mishra, an assistant commandant of the Border Security Force Academy at Tekanpur, had lost his eyesight in a clash with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militants in Assam's Tinsukia district in 2000.
"Now BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring countries", the minister said.
The minister said the 3,323km-long India-Pakistan border would be fenced completely and work was in progress at 45 places in Punjab, while a 6.9km-long laser wall had been constructed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajnath felicitated the BSF's first woman field officer, assistant commandant Tanushree Pareek. "BSF has changed rules of engagement at worldwide borders. We plan to seal the worldwide borders with Bangladesh & Pakistan", it said.
BSF was the only force after the Indian Army to operate on land, water and air, he said.
"That's why the trust and belief of the people towards the BSF have increased", he added.
The BSF is primarily tasked to guard two of the most sensitive Indian frontiers with Pakistan and Bangladesh while it is extensively deployed for conducting anti-Naxal operations and rendering other duties in the internal security domain.