Govt plans 5 layer 'lock' at border to prevent Pathankot like attacks
New Delhi: In an attempt to prevent the Pathankot attack-like incidents and smuggling, Modi government has green signalled a five-layer elaborate plan to completely stop infiltration on the 2,900-km western border with Pakistan, according to Times of India.
The government has proposed to install CCTV cameras, thermal image and night-vision devices, battlefield surveillance radar, underground monitoring sensors and laser barriers along the western border running from J&K to Gujarat, the TOI report says.
The proposed 'Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System' (CIBMS) will ensure 24x7x365 surveillance of the border through technology.
The system will entirely rely on technology rather than the manual system which is used currently to guard borders.
The project is likely to seriously burden the exchequer, but given the gravity of the situation, the cost will be well worth it, sources to the daily.
The government has approved 30 km each for installation of CIBMS in Gujarat and Punjab. The government reportedly plans to cover the entire border with "technological surveillance" in two years.