India to seal border with Pakistan by 2018

Considering the challenges along its border with Pakistan, India has decided to completely seal the international border in a time-bound manner by December 2018. A meeting in this regard was held In Jaisalmer, Rajasthan between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and representatives of 4 states sharing border with Pakistan.

Further, a new concept of Border Security Grid (BSG) has been envisaged, in which all the stake holders related to border security are involved. Based on their suggestions, a final shape to BSG will be given.

India Pakistan Border Facts:

  • India Pakistan Border has length of 3,323-km, which is termed as International Border.  India recognizes International Boundary based on Radcliffe line (1947). However,on ground,
    • Gujarat to Jammu: International Boundary
    • Kashmir: On ground -Line of Control (LOC), which is different from International Boundary. It was demarcated after the Simla pact in 1972.
  • India Pakistan Border can be considered as composed of two parts:
    • International boundary: The demarcated line between the Republic of India and Pakistan recognized internationally. Sir Cyril Radcliffe Demarcated the line in 1947.
    • Line Of Control: Line of control is the boundary between the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Indian Jammu and Kashmir. It was demarcated after the Simla pact in 1972.
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  • 4 states share this international border with Pakistan.
    • 1,225 km falls in Jammu and Kashmir (Including: Line of Control: 772 Kms, ),
    • 1,037 km in Rajasthan,
    • 553 km in Punjab and
    • 508 km in Gujarat.
  • The Border Security Force (BSF) controls security of the 2,313 km-long International Border with Pakistan from Gujarat to Jammu.
  • In Jammu, 192 km of International Border, referred to as a Working Boundary by Pakistan, is manned by the BSF, while the remaining 8 km is secured by the Indian Army.
  • The 772 km Line of Control (LoC), running along Kashmir and separating Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is entirely secured by the Army.

*Kms of Length may vary depending upon source. Please consider and use data only as indicative.