New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) has installed laser walls as a measure to check the infiltration of the terrorists along Indo-Pakistan border.
This was told by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon and senior lawyer S. Thangavelu in the Rajya Sabha today.
The laser technology developed by BSF has been designed to cover all the shortcomings experienced in the use of laser wall at various places in the past.
The present technology has been found working satisfactorily to cover the unfenced riverine stretches.
To check the infiltration across borders has always been a top priority for the government.
The Government of India in tandem with the state governments, have adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross border infiltration, which inter-alia, includes strengthening of border management and multi-tiered deployment along the International Border, monitoring of infiltration routes, construction of border fencing including plugging the gaps through technological solutions, weapons and equipments for Security Forces, improved intelligence and operational coordination.
The places where the laser walls is to be installed along Indo-Pakistan border, depends upon the threat perceptions and other related factors which are reviewed frequently.