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19 Feb 2019

Hi-tech border-surveillance project to be completed in 6-7 years: BSF

Work on border surveillance project in progress: BSF

The work to set up hi-tech surveillance system along the 2000-km sensitive stretch on the international border with Pakistan and Bangladesh is likely to be completed in next 6-7 years, a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official said yesterday.

The project, Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), is an integration of new gadgets and technologies to ensure electronic surveillance of borders.

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Work on border surveillance project in progress: BSF

Benefits

Work in parts of India-Pakistan border has been completed: Sharma

With the use of advanced technology, CIBMS will be able to spot intruders if they try to enter the Indian territory, BSF's Additional Director General A K Sharma said.

He said under the CIBMS project, the work to install modern-equipment in parts of India-Pakistan border in Jammu and some other areas has been completed, while it's in progress in the border areas adjoining Bangladesh.

Technologies

World's best technologies are used under CIBMS project: Sharma

"Under CIBMS project, some of the world's best technologies are being used to keep a watch on the country's borders," said Sharma.

The official said the project has been implemented on priority basis in sensitive areas where conventional fences cannot be used in terrains like rivers, mountains, and trenches.

He said the whole project will take around 6 to 7 years to complete.

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'Under this project, very strong technical mechanism being implemented'

"Under this project, a very strong technical mechanism is being put in place. This system will spot intruders if they try to enter our borders," Sharma said.

Initially, the project is being implemented on 2,000 km-long sensitive stretch along the border with Pakistan and Bangladesh, he added.

Sharma was in Indore, Madhya Pradesh to attend BSF's 49th Inter-Frontier Platoon Weapons Shooting Competition's closing ceremony.

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