India’s first 'smart fence' project along Indo-Pak border to be launched tomorrow

16 September 2018, 11:58 PM
India’s first 'smart fence' project along Indo-Pak border to be launched tomorrow
India’s first 'smart fence' project along Indo-Pak border to be launched tomorrow

In a bid to stop infiltration and illegal migration, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will launch India’s first 'smart fence' project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers along the Indo-Pak border on Monday.

Singh will visit the forward area in Jammu to inaugurate the ambitious ‘smart fence’ project to plug two 5-km each long vulnerable patches along the border, a senior official said, according to PTI.

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Teams of Border Security Force (BSF) and senior officials of the paramilitary will present a demonstration of the activation and response mechanism of ‘smart fence’ before the home minister.

 “Smart fencing uses a number of devices for surveillance, communication and data storage. Sensors like thermal imager, underground sensors, fibre optical sensors, radar and sonar will be mounted on different platforms like aerostat, tower and poles as part of the smart fence,” PTI quoted the official as saying.

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The system will provide round-the-clock surveillance on the border even in different weather conditions be it dust storm, fog or rain, the official said. The ‘smart fence’ technology will be deployed along the 2,400 km of India’s border with Pakistan and Bangladesh in near future.

The ‘laser fence’ and other gadgets have been integrated and a CCTV-like feed will be given to a BSF post so that immediate action can be taken against any intrusion or infiltration attempt.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Sunday, September 16, 2018 05:36 PM
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