To prevent terrorists from crossing over to the Indian side of Indo-Pak international border in Punjab, a dozen “laser walls” have been made operational.
Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the Indo-Pak border in J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat, is monitoring these fences.
A total of 45 such laser walls will be installed in these areas, a blueprint prepared in this regard had said.
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The sensors of these walls were being monitored through a satellite-based signal command system and armed with night and fog operability tools.
The BSF had started putting up laser walls on unfenced riverine stretches of international border last year in Jammu sector, which was more prone to terrorist intrusions till three terrorists carried out attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab in July last year.
After the Pathankot incident, BSF had deployed an additional battalion (about 1,000 men) in Punjab sector even as it has increased the number of its ambush operations and patrol in the area.
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The BSF is also considering deploying at least four more battalions in Punjab and Jammu border areas as a second-tier of defence after withdrawing these units from the Line of Control.