India’s Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the India-Pakistan border would be sealed by December 2018 for which a time-bound action plan will be prepared.

The Union home minister made the announcement after chairing a security review meeting of the four states bordering Pakistan. “The action plan will be frequently monitored at multiple levels to ensure we do not miss the deadline. It would be monitored not only by the security agencies but also the chief secretaries of the four states. A monitory framework would be prepared for monthly, quarterly and annual review of the implementation of the action plan,” he said, while interacting with the media persons after the meeting.

“It will be done by 2018 December. We are readying an action plan,” the minister said after a security meeting in the border city of Jaisalmer, as quoted by the NDTV news channel.

He said that besides the Army, the government will use technology for sealing patches on a difficult terrain. Singh added that a new concept of a Border Security Grid will be formed with all stakeholders as its members. “The proposed security grid is a new concept, which needs to be given a final shape. The State will issue a notification about it later. All lapses will be monitored not just by the Army but even by chief secretaries of the various bordering states. Complaints will be adhered to in time,” he added.

When asked about the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, he admitted that tensions between the two countries have increased. “The nation must have faith in its Army. Nation’s security will not be risked. Like a farmer protects his crops, our soldiers will protect the country,” he said.

India has already installed satellite-controlled laser fence along the Indo-Pak border.

Tensions have been simmering between India and Pakistan after a deadly attack on the Uri military base in the India-administered Kashmir in September. India accused Pakistan of backing terrorism in the disputed region, but Pakistan denied any role in insurgency and China for backing Pakistani terror organizations.

This might be another pain for Pakistan as many analysts fear that the growing tensions among India and Pakistan might ignite the third “nuclear” world war.