Union Home Minister inaugurates ‘smart’ border fence in Jammu and Kashmir

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Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launched two smart fencing pilot projects along the 198-km-long India-Pakistan international border in Jammu and Kashmir on 17 September, 2018.

The project would be implemented along the vulnerable 2,026-km stretch of the border based upon feedback of the smart fences at two — 5.3 km and 5.5 km – stretches in the state’s Samba sector.

The India-Pakistan border in the state’s Jammu region has been vulnerable to infiltration and cross-border strikes. The Israeli technology has inspired the project, which involves integration of surveillance equipments and day and night vision cameras.

“It is a historic day for all of us because the nation’s security is paramount. Though our security forces keep guarding our borders, this technology called the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) will make border guarding more effective,” Shri Singh said.

Shri Rajnath Singh said a similar pilot project will be launched along the India-Bangladesh in November in Assam. “Today is our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi)’s birthday. I dedicate this CIBMS to martyrs, who have made supreme sacrifices on the borders for the nation,” he said.

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, DG Border Security Force Shri KK Sharma and other senior officials were present on the occasion.