New Delhi, February 3: Work on installing 'smart fence' advanced systems at the India-Pakistan border to thwart any infiltration attempt from across the border will begin soon. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has said that work on installing the smart fence along the 3,323-km-long India-Pakistan border will begin soon.Talking to Media in New Delhi yesterday, Rijiju said testing for the fence is in its final stages and soon work for erecting it along the border will begin. He said the new fencing is likely to have a multi-tier security ring comprising an alarm to security force personnel in case of any infiltration bid or attempts to cut the fence.
He said the testing is being done at many places and its details can't be divulged now due to security reasons. "We will have smart fencing at all our borders in phases but priority would be Indo-Pak frontier," he said.
Significantly, The Indian government is reportedly working on a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) which will be utilized for Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders. This system will lead to a shift from regular border patrolling to quick reaction team pattern.
Four states of India have border connectivity with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir (1,225 km), Rajasthan (1,037 km), Punjab (553 km) and Gujarat (508 km). The line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir is 740 km long. The government has set a target of completely sealing the India-Pakistan border by December 2018.