India has moved a step closer to putting up a virtual border along the Line of Control on India-Pakistan border, a report has revealed. The new virtual walls will be equipped with motion sensors and ability to detect any break-ins, it said.
According to a report in DNA, the Border Security Force (BSF) upgraded the laser wall technology being used along the border in late September- early October. The laser walls cannot just detect when there is a breach but can also tell differentiate between man and beast.
These virtual walls will keep a vigil on intrusion attempts from across the western border.
"The surgical strike made the situation at the borders more tense and we were requested to upgrade all existing systems with the newer KVI-101S (technology) since the BSF believes that this time around the intrusion attempts will increase," the report quoted Tushar Chhabra, founder of CRON Systems, tech company that has supplied technology for the walls. "The plan is to cover the entire frontier with the new laser walls by February-March next year," he told the daily.
Though minor upgrades of the intrusion detection systems were done over the months, it was following the surgical strike that a new series of virtual laser walls were installed on eight kilometres of the border, the report revealed.
According to sources, in future, India is also planning to look beyond the actual international border (IB) by drawing virtual borders inside Pakistan. Hoping to "completely seal" the international border with Pakistan in the next two years, as announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier in October.