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India deploys ‘smart fence’ along Bangladesh border in Assam

  • Published at 11:16 pm March 5th, 2019
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File photo: Members of Indian paramilitary force Border Security Force (BSF) guards the Indo-Bangla border Dhaka Tribune

The new project, under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), will equip the unfenced areas along the border with sensors, says Indian minister

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday inaugurated a 61-km long smart fencing along Indo-Bangla border in Assam's Dhubri district, saying that the entire border with Bangladesh would gradually be fenced using smart technology.

Addressing a press meet, the Indian minister said the new project, under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), will equip the unfenced areas along the border with sensors, enabling the troops to take prompt action against intrusion, reports NDTV.

"The BOLD-QIT [Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique] project will cover the entire span of Brahmaputra River in Dhubri with data network generated by microwave communication, OFC cables, day and night surveillance cameras, and intrusion-detection system," he said after inaugurating the project.

The modern gadgets provide feeds to the Border Security Force (BSF) control rooms along the border and enable the paramilitary force's quick reaction teams to thwart any possibility of illegal border crossing and crimes.

Noting that the BSF is responsible for safeguarding of the 4,096-km-long international border with Bangladesh, Rajnath Singh said: "At places, where it is not possible to erect a border fence due to the geographical barriers, this BOLD-QIT will prove effective. 

“The implementation of this project will not just help the BSF crack a whip on cross-border crimes, but provide respite to the troops from round-the-clock human surveillance."