New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated two pilot projects of “smart” border fencing built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I understand that after introducing Comprehensive Integrated Border Managment System our borders will be more secure”, Singh said after the inauguration.
“We’ll introduce this technology across 2026 km of the border which is considered vulnerable. It’ll also reduce dependence on physical patrolling”, he added.
With the first-of-a-kind high-tech surveillance system, CIBMS projects, each covering a 5.5 km-border stretch along the International Border in Jammu, will create an invisible electronic barrier on land, water and even in air and underground, helping the security forces to detect and foil infiltration bids in the difficult terrains.
The projects involves deployment of a range of state-of-the-art surveillance technologies — thermal imagers, infra-red and laser-based intruder alarms that form an invisible land fence, aerostats for aerial surveillance, unattended ground sensors that can help detect intrusion bids through tunnels, radars.
They also have sonar systems to secure riverine borders, fibre-optic sensors and a command and control system that shall gather data from all surveillance device in real time.