India deploys ‘smart fence’ along Bangladesh border in Assam
Publish- March 05, 2019, 10:46 PM
Update- March 05, 2019, 10:52 PM
India Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates a 61-km long smart fencing along Indo-Bangla border in Assam’s Dhubri district on Tuesday. Photo: Courtesy
Dhaka, Mar 05 (UNB) – India 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 riverine border with sensors, enabling the troops to take prompt action against intrusion, reports NDTV.
Visited Barmanpara BoP in Dhubri, Assam to inaugurate the BOLD-QIT project under ‘Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System’ Scheme. This project will help @BSF_India in fully securing the unfenced riverine area of Brahmaputra & its tributaries on Indo-Bangladesh border. pic.twitter.com/dui6ffPKWP
“The BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) project will cover the entire span of river Brahmaputra 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.
These modern gadgets provide feeds to the 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.”