‘Laser walls’ along India-Pakistan border to step up vigil
A dozen "laser walls" are operational along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab to plug the porous riverine and treacherous terrain and keep an effective vigil against intruders and terrorists exploiting the frontier areas to cross over.
While eight infra-red and laser beam intrusion detection systems are "up and working" along as many vulnerable and sensitive areas of the international border in Punjab, four more will be operationalised in the next few days, a senior BSF official said.
The BSF which guards the Indo-Pak border along Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, would be monitoring these "laser walls".
The BSF had taken the decision to install such fences two years back to check infiltration along the difficult topography.
Following the terror attack in the Pathankot air base, early this year, it was suspected that terrorists might have entered India from Bamiyal area in Punjab.
According to a PTI release, 45 laser walls would be installed in Punjab and Jammu.
These walls will be monitored using satellite-based signal command and can be used during night time and fog.
The border officials are working on similar pilot projects in Jammu and Gujarat border stretches and in West Bengal along Bangladesh.
The BSF is planning to step up the number of forces deployed along Punjab and Jammu border with Pakistan.