Khabarindiaonline: India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along the Indo-Pak border at the BSF Headquarters in Ploura, Jammu today.
Smart fencing uses a number of devices for surveillance, communication and data storage.
The pilot project entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along frontiers.
The system provides for round-the-clock surveillance on the border and in different weather conditions be it dust storm, fog or rain.
Inaugurating the project, Mr Singh said, the Centre is making maximum use of modern technology to make the security system at the borders more strong and effective.
He said, smart fencing at the borders is the technological solution devised to address the security issues and it will virtually make it impossible for terrorists to infiltrate into this side of the border.
The Minister said, the shortcomings of the pilot project will be addressed to make the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system fool proof before it is extended to other areas.
During his day-long visit, the Home Minister will also hold a review of situation prevailing along the International Border in Jammu region with top brass of BSF.
Later, addressing a press conference, the Union Home Minister appealed to all political parties to take part in the forthcoming Panchayat and Urban body polls in Jammu and Kashmir. ( Source: AIRN ).