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BSF eyes laser technology for better border management

Agartala, Feb 4 (IECurrentAffairs) The border security force (BSF) has proposed installation of Laser Wall technology alongside fencing in Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura to evade unlawful activities across the border as part of strengthening first line of defense, officials sources here today said.

The BSF has been facing multiple challenges to manage the border, following increasing incidences of cross border crime, infiltration and smuggling activities despite having wire fencing over 90 per cent of the borderline in the state, which promoted them to use of laser technology.

This innovative technique has been identified as the most effective way to meet the border management difficulties that BSF Jawans confront due to adverse terrine. The laser shield technology incorporated an innovative touch sensitive alarm system. If anyone tries to breach the fence through any part of the border it will alert the men in border, officials explained.

The BSF, however, believed that it will bring about a great ease to the jawans toiling night and day in the BOP level posts. Sometimes, according to a BSF jawan, the harsh weather—incessant rain, wintry mist and foggy mornings become barriers for the Jawans who are on the duty.

“Once the technology takes it course it will become easier for us in terms of keeping a watch on the borders in spite of hostile weather,”BSF officials pointed out adding that already a trial based exercise has been started on this project at Jammu and Dhubri area of Assam and soon it will be replicated in Tripura frontier.

While appreciating the border management of central government, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today stated that his government has been giving highest priority for fencing of Indo-Bangla border of the state.

During the courtesy meeting with the newly appointed IG of BSF Tripura Frontier, Soloman Yas Kumar Minj, the Chief Minister said, BSF should take up the mission to complete the border fencing as early as possible at the areas of the border where barbed fencing still remained incomplete.

He stressed on early completion of border fencing and expected that relationship between India and Bangladesh will be stronger after completion of fencing. Chief Minister appealed to the BSF jawans to come forward to take strict action against the drug smugglers.

Via UNI-India

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