In a latest bid to put an end to infiltration from Pakistan and enhance the security system across the International Border, Union government has approved Rs 800 crore in order to put in place world’s best laser-based anti-infiltration technology.
For this, students of Indian Institute of Management and the Israel government would be assisting India in installing the technology equipment along the IB.
This process will cover and protect about 198-kilometers long border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, including districts like Kathua and Samba.
“It is for the first time that the government of India is officially taking the assistance of Israel in installation of world’s latest technology equipments on the International Border to trap the militants during their infiltration attempts,” a leading local daily quoted official sources as saying.
“The focus is on to trap the militants even if they managed to breach border fencing or infiltrate through tunnels, as has been witnessed on some occasions in the past. The technology would ensure that the militants are trapped on the border at any cost,” they said.
As per the sources the the entire expenses for the installation, of the latest laser-based technology across the border, will be carried out by the government and the initial experiment on the project has turned out to be quite a success.
The Indian government initiated this step following the terror attacks in Uri in which 17 soldiers were killed and the attack in Pathankot took lives of seven security personnel.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh after a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other top officials made the announcement of strengthening Indian borders.
Apart from this, the committee had also recommended the use of water, electronic as well as underground sensors to prevent terrorists from sneaking into India. Plans to create access roads for troops have also been suggested.
Meanwhile, the government is also planning to make use of this technology in the state of Punjab.