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Govt approves Rs 800 cr to install world’s best anti-infiltration technology along Jammu border

India TV News Desk New Delhi 03 Feb 2017, 17:10:19 IST
India TV News Desk

The Union government has approved Rs 800 crore to install world’s best laser-based anti-infiltration technology along the International Border in Jammu.

According to a report in Daily Excelsior, the new technology has been developed with the help of Israel and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) students. 

The report adds that the new technology would gradually cover the entire 198-kilometers long border in Jammu spread over the districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua.

“The focus is on to trap the militants even if they managed to breach border fencing or infiltrate through tunnels, as has been witnessed on some occasions in the past. The technology would ensure that the militants are trapped on the border at any cost,” Daily Excelsior quoted official sources as saying. 

Daily Excelsior’s  sources further revealed that the preliminary experiments on the project have been very successful and that the central government would be bearing entire cost for installation of this latest laser-based technology on the International Border. 

They also added that it is for the first time that the Government of India is officially taking the assistance of Israel in installation of world’s latest technology equipments on the International Border to trap the militants during their infiltration attempts.

The government plans to use this technology along the international border in Punjab as well.