India to use Israeli fence along Bangladesh border

Staff Correspondent | Update:

India is going to install Israel-developed fencing system along the border with Bangladesh to quickly stop any 'infiltration attempt', reports PTI.

India's Border Security Force (BSF) has acquired from Israel a 'quick response team' mechanism which, according to the report, strikes when the CCTV-powered control room detects any intrusion or suspicious activities.
The BSF is implementing a project styled 'comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) part of the Narendra Modi government's plan to completely seal the Indo-Pak and India-Bangladesh borders in the next few years, writes PTI.
"There is going to be a paradigm shift in our operational preparedness," BSF director general KK Sharma was quoted to have said.
"As of now, we patrol from point-A to point-B (along the border). What we are now planning is to shift to a QRT (quick reaction team)-based system and a number of new technologies which have not been tried so far are being tested."
The PTI report said the system will be set up at 'porous patches' at Tripura, West Bengal and Dhubri (Assam) along the Indo-Bangla border.
"Now, we have softwares which are in a position to detect any intrusion or any change in the scenario and create an alarm," the DG was quoted to have said.
He reportedly detailed that n automatic alarm will indicate the exact place where this intrusion (at the border) is taking place or an attempt is being made or something is being seen.
"Once we get the alarm, we will zoom our night vision cameras on that and when we come to know what is happening, we will be able to neutralise the threat. This is the idea," PTI quoted Sharma as saying.
He reportedly added, the system, of smart fences and surveillance methods, is from the state-of-the-art technologies being used in Israel.
"In fact, we will have the latest versions of all those things that are being used there (Israel)."

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