India aims to increase security along the border areas with Pakistan and thus BSF reportedly upgraded the laser walls around early October. The armed forces are leaving no stone unturned in making the security in border areas leak proof and such areas leak proof.
Further, the border areas are now equipped with laser beams and infra-red rays, installed along a stretch of 8kms in the border.
The latest technology makes BSF more aware about latest security breach along with helping it differentiate whether the breach was conducted by a man or an animal.
Defence got a huge boost when CRON laser system was finally installed along a few stretches of the western border earlier this year.
Defence forces have started using next generation IR optics which helps in early detection of weather and harsh terrain. A senior army official claimed that it “requires very little human intervention, has smarter detection capabilities and the encryptions are hack-proof. The previous technology was not capable of managing in marshy lands, which is the condition in most frontier areas."
The central government has big plans for border regions and plans to cover the entire border with laser walls by February- March 2017.
Further, security experts are also working on a further upgraded laser wall system called miCRON, which will help in enabling encrypted communication for five-layer fencing.