Laser walls and keen sensors will be installed at the Indo-Bangla International Border in West Bengal to plug the permeable riverine and unmanned landscape and keep a tight vigil to check infiltration and terrorism.
As indicated by BSF authorities, a pilot project will take off within a couple of months in the Indo-Bangla riverine border area in West Bengal.
A group of specialised expert will handle a pilot project for sending technological solutions in a riverine area and the areas that need fences.
As indicated by BSF sources, installing laser walls and remote sensors is a part of the Center’s plan of keeping a tight vigil at the Indo-Bangla border inputs from intelligence agencies that terrorist and anti-national components are misusing the unfenced areas and riverine borders.
The choice to install laser walls in the area where spiked wire fences couldn’t be raised because of the slippery ground or muddy riverine geology was taken by the BSF two years prior.
The Union Home Ministry and BSF sped up the installation and activation of laser walls on the western front after the Pathankot terror attack. It was suspected that terrorists had broken the border in Bamiyal region in Punjab.
In the interim, the proposition put together by BSF’s South Bengal frontier toward the West Bengal government for land required for raising fences in an exceptionally delicate 81.7 km range has been approved.
The state government has endorsed it and requested that the region magistrates acquire land and hand it over to us, the BSF said.
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