DELHI – Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that India has planned to seal its international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, reported Hindustan Times.

Speaking at a function at the Border Security Force Academy in Madhya Pradesh, the home minister said that the border will be sealed as soon as possible.

“Now BSF is a known entity even in the neighbouring countries,” the minister said.

Rajnath had previously announced that New Delhi wants to completely seal the Pakistan border by 2018 by employing a mix of physical barriers and technological tools such as surveillance.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also called the BSF to seal the Bangladesh border to stem what he called a steady stream of miscreants and illegal migrants from the neighbouring country.