Union Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate first ‘smart fence’ project along India-Pakistan border

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on September 17 left for one day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate India’s first ‘smart fence’ project along the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, Home Minister Singh will reach Border Security Force (BSF) headquarters at Paloura today morning.

Union Minister Singh will inaugurate two pilot projects of “smart” border fencing built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme.

The two projects, each covering a 5.5 km-border stretch along the IB in Jammu, are set to get a first-of-a-kind high-tech surveillance system that will create an invisible electronic barrier on land, water and even in air and underground, helping the Border Security Force (BSF) detect and foil infiltration bids in the most difficult terrains.

During the visit the minister is also expected to discuss the current security situation along the IB in Jammu region with the top BSF officials.

A Home Ministry official said that the pilot project is a kind of robust border management system which is seamlessly integrating modern technology with human resource.

Official added, “Based on integrated border management system, this virtual fence would be first of its kind initiative in India.”