New Delhi: In an unique step, India's border security force (BSF) has reportedly activated eight laser walls along the border with Pakistan to help them detect infiltrators.
According to media reports, BSF plans to activate four more laser walls on the border over the next few days.
A laser wall can help detect objects passing the line of sight between the laser source and the detector. A laser beam sets off a loud siren in case of a breach.
“The laser walls will cover stretches of treacherous terrain and riverine areas,” TOI reported citing a top BSF official.
BSF plans to cover over 40 unfenced stretches along the Pakistan border with laser walls in a bid to prevent any infiltration.
India has stepped up efforts to secure the border in wake of the deadly Pathankot attack by alleged Pakistani terrorists.
Some of the vulnerable areas that has lasser walls now included Ujj river in Bamiyal and unfenced riverine stretches in Jammu sector.