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Homemade tech to multiply human surveillance by sensors surveillance in eastern frontier

From a Correspondent
New Delhi: Being aware of the unabated infiltration from across the border, the Border Security Force (BSF) will launch homemade Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) in Dhubri sector in the eastern frontier in next two months.

The CIBMS will multiply human surveillance by sensors surveillance. It is a combination of surveillance devices, Data Backbone, Communication Network and Command Control Centre.
The project covers a distance of 60 km over the Brahmaputra in Dhubri district. Later on, other vulnerable areas would also come under CIBMS system.

“The CIBMS multiplies human surveillance by sensors surveillance and ensures that any attempt of infiltration does not go without detection…Earlier it was supposed to launch in December this year but now we are launching it in the next two months,” said BSF Director General Rajni Kant Mishra on Friday.
There are stretches which are difficult to be covered by physical fencing. “So the decision was taken to install Technological Solution on these gaps,” said Mishra.

“We are procuring all-important gadgets required for CIBMS and here we are integrating,” said the BSF DG.

Two such pilot projects (approx 5.5 kms) have been completed in J&K. The projects are under critical analysis and based on experience, similar projects at other locations shall be planned and executed. For Jammu & Kashmir two private companies including India’s Tata and Slovenia based Dixon Infra were hired.

The BSF has also been using “Cobra wire” to detect and arrest illegal infiltrators. “In certain areas we put cobra wire with mild charge which helps us in getting the alarms of illegal infiltration,” said the DG adding “we keep apprehending illegal immigrants. ‘We either handover such immigrants to BGB or to the local police,” said Mishra.

The BSF DG was interacting with the media person during BSF’s annual press conference.
The BSF has seized 30515.962 kg of narcotics in the eastern sector from December 2017 till October 2018. During the same period the border guarding agency has seized FICN with a face value of Rs 33,48,000. As many as 41 arms and 234 ammunitions were also seized along the eastern frontier during the same period.
Meanwhile, the BSF has put its forces along the Indo-Bangla border on full alert following the coming general election in Bangladesh. “We are fully geared up and there is an increased vigil for Bangladesh elections scheduled at end of December. We have studies the local vulnerabilities and ground troops have been sensitized to the issue,” said a BSF official.


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