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Sophisticated gadgets to check influx: Centre

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 11 � Troubled by unabated illegal infiltration from across the border, the Centre has decided to go high-tech and introduce sophisticated gadgets to detect infiltration, particularly through the riverine segments.

There are about 930.076 km of unfenced riverine stretches along the Indo- Bangladesh border, which account for about 22.7 per cent of the border. The riverine segments of the border are patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts, speed boats and floating border outposts (BOPs) of the Border Security Force�s water wing, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said in a Rajya Sabha reply.

The BSF, deployed on the Indo-Bangladesh Border, has developed its own technical solutions like Farheen laser walls, which are very useful in guarding riverine and nullah gaps. These laser walls have been deployed along the Jammu international border. Thermal sensors like the hand - held thermal imager (HHTI) are already in use along the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.

However, currently there is no proposal for installation of anti-tunnel ground sensors in the fenced stretches of both the borders, Rijiju said.

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Sophisticated gadgets to check influx: Centre

NEW DELHI, March 11 � Troubled by unabated illegal infiltration from across the border, the Centre has decided to go high-tech and introduce sophisticated gadgets to detect infiltration, particularly through the riverine segments.

There are about 930.076 km of unfenced riverine stretches along the Indo- Bangladesh border, which account for about 22.7 per cent of the border. The riverine segments of the border are patrolled and dominated with the help of water crafts, speed boats and floating border outposts (BOPs) of the Border Security Force�s water wing, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said in a Rajya Sabha reply.

The BSF, deployed on the Indo-Bangladesh Border, has developed its own technical solutions like Farheen laser walls, which are very useful in guarding riverine and nullah gaps. These laser walls have been deployed along the Jammu international border. Thermal sensors like the hand - held thermal imager (HHTI) are already in use along the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.

However, currently there is no proposal for installation of anti-tunnel ground sensors in the fenced stretches of both the borders, Rijiju said.