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Radars, sensors to be installed along Bangla border

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, March 1 - A pilot project for installing radars, sensors and cameras has been launched along the border with Pakistan and Bangladesh to check incidents of infiltration, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju said the Government has decided to deploy technological solutions in the form of integration of radars, sensors, cameras and communication, besides networks and command/control solutions in various difficult terrains where fencing could not be installed.

�Initially, it has been decided to launch a pilot study in Punjab, Gujarat (Sir Creek), North Bengal, Tripura and Jammu regions. An amount of Rs 10 crore has been sanctioned for Jammu region along the Indo-Pak border,� he said in a written reply. There have been several instances in the recent past when terrorists from Pakistan breached the border and carried out terror attacks, including the January 2 strike on Pathankot airbase. � PTI

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