Use sophisticated system along borders to curb infiltration

The central government’s decision to use high quality sophisticated system along the borders of J&K is a good decision. As already infiltration attempts and recent twin terror attacks by the militants at Ramgarh and Nagrota in Jammu make the government to adopt modern multi-pronged approach to curb such attempts. This will not only reduce the infiltration attempts but also to handle the border security easily for the security forces who are guarding the borders. The central Government is concern about the infiltration attempts though majority of them were being thwarted by the security personnel and want to further reduce level of the intrusion bids to zero for which Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) is being built and deadline of August 31, 2017 has been fixed for its completion along the 198-kilometers long International Border of Jammu sector. Already after conducting the successful Surgical Strike in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) wherein Indian army killed various militants and destroyed their launching pads, Pakistan from that date to today did a lots of attempts to infiltrate more militant outfits to Indian soil but with the alertness of Indian soldiers could not get them success.
Government should also use this kind of technology to other International borders with Pakistan in other states of Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat which will take about a couple of years to complete but to take Jammu border on top priority in view of maximum infiltration attempts taking place in this sector.
Sources said that the multi-pronged appr-oach adopted by the Central Government to curb the infiltration on the borders include construction of fence, floodlight, Border Out Posts (BoPs), induction of latest sur-veillance equipments like Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI), Long Range Recee Observation System (LRR-OS), Night Vision Goggle/ devices. “The Government of India has also decided to deploy technological solutions in the form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management on a pilot basis to begin with, in different terrains along Indo-Pakistan border. It is based on integration of manpower, underground, under water sensors, networks, intelligence and command & control solutions, including options such as Electro-Optic Sensors (high resolution day & night cameras), radars and other devices,” sources said and added that as per procurement schedule, technical evaluation of offered technologies is in progress and deployment of CIBMS in Jammu on pilot basis is likely to be completed by August 31, 2017.The Centre has placed Jammu frontiers with Pakistan, starting from Lakhanpur, gateway of Jammu and Kashmir, and lasting up to Akhnoor, totaling 198 kilometers spread over three border districts of Kathua, Samba and Jammu. As this sector has almost regularly been targeted by the militants for infiltration and carrying out terror attack, the Centre has kept this sector on priority for Comprehensive Integrated Border Management Solutions while the borders in other States with Pakistan would be taken up slowly.

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