It is also the first time since Independence that India will completely lock its western border.
NEW DELHI: The Centre has okayed a five-layer elaborate plan to completely stop infiltration on the 2,900-km western border with Pakistan. It entails round-the-clock surveillance through sophisticated technology which in effect will totally “lock” India’s western border to prevent Pathankot-like terror attacks and smuggling.
Plan to stop infiltration on the 2,900-km western border with Pakistan
It entails round-the-clock surveillance through sophisticated technology
Thermal image and night-vision devices, battlefield surveillance radar, underground monitoring sensors to be placed
CCTV cameras, thermal image and night-vision devices, battlefield surveillance radar, underground monitoring sensors and laser barriers will be placed along the border to track all movement from the other side. The integrated set-up will ensure that if one device doesn’t work, another will alert the control room in case of a transgression, officials said. Laser barriers will cover 130 unfenced sections including riverine and mountain terrain from Jammu & Kashmir to Gujarat — often used by the infiltrators.
The government has drawn up a comprehensive five-layer plan to put a ‘complete stop’ to infiltration from across India’s 2,900-km western border with Pakistan.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.