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India-Pakistan border to have 'smart fencing' soon: Kiren Rijiju

The New Fencing Is Likely To Have A Multi-tier Securityring Comprising An Alarm To Security Force Personnel In Caseof Any Infiltration Bid Or Attempts To Cut The Fence. The Testing For The Smart Fencing Is In The Final Stage. Pretty Soon It Will Be Done And It Will Be Soon Erected At TheIndia-Pakistan Border, Rijiju Told Reporters At New Delhi.

PTI | Updated on: 02 Feb 2017, 11:57:18 PM
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi:

With the testing process already in final phases, the government  expressed hope on Thursday that work on installing 'smart fence' on the 3,323-km-long the Indo-Pak border will begin soon. The testing for the fence is in final stages and soon workfor erecting it along the Indo-Pak border will begin, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday.

The new fencing is likely to have a multi-tier securityring comprising an alarm to security force personnel in caseof any infiltration bid or attempts to cut the fence. "The testing for the smart fencing is in the final stage. Pretty soon it will be done and it will be soon erected at theIndia-Pakistan border," Rijiju told reporters at New Delhi.

He said the testing is being done at many places and itsdetails can't be divulged now due to security reasons. "We will have smart fencing at all our borders in phasesbut priority would be Indo-Pak frontier," he said.

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A Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System(CIBMS) is also being worked out by the government where the security of Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders, bothsensitive and difficult terrain, will shift from the regular troops patrolling system to a quick reaction team pattern where guards strike once they notice a blip of infiltration on their surveillance radars.

There have been several attempts of infiltration by terrorists who cut the fences to enter into India from Pakistan side. India's border with Pakistan runs through four states, Jammu and Kashmir (1,225 km which includes 740 km of Line ofControl), Rajasthan (1,037 km), Punjab (553 km) and Gujarat(508 km). The government has set a target of completely sealing the India-Pakistan border by December 2018. 

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First Published : 02 Feb 2017, 11:47:00 PM