New Delhi/Srinagar: In a bid to tackle the threat of infiltration along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Army has decided to erect a new fence there.
What's significant about the planned fence along that LoC is that it is winter-proof and will not collapse under the weight of snow – the biggest problem which Army used to face in tackling infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), reports The Indian Express.
The new fence will be 350 kilometres long and will be constructed over the next three years.
High-tech surveillance devices will be installed on the fence to assist the forces in tackling the threat from terrorists.
The construction of the existing fence had started in 2003, and was completed in 2005.
The daily reported that the new fence will have hollow section circular steel posts and lighter concertina wire coils. A double-twisted galvanized mesh has been fixed to either side of the concertina wire coils to bear the snow load. The steel posts will be fixed by concreting with a special grout mix.
The new fence is fit for both flatter terrain and slopes. Also, the new design allows for easy repair and construction.
As regards equipment, the new fence will incorporate night vision cameras, alarms and visual map displays.
The fence will be lit by LED lamps.