New border fences in works, BSF pushes for tech to disable drones

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary
| New Delhi |

Published: January 11, 2020 3:39:02 am





Sources said that in view of threats, it was necessary that all measures are taken to plug loopholes at the border.

Amid the heightened threat of infiltration from Pakistan following the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, the BSF is acquiring state-of-the-art fences that cannot be cut. BSF sources said there are intelligence inputs about Pakistan preparing Afghan militants to push them into India after the snow melts.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs is working on acquiring technology to disable drones. “There are inputs that at various launch pads across the border, terrorists who have fought in Afghanistan or are of Afghan origin are waiting to cross over to Kashmir,” a senior BSF officer said.

Sources said that in view of such a threat, it was necessary that all measures are taken to plug loopholes at the border. “The border fences we use can be easily cut. It is not possible to man the whole border without technical assistance. The new fences we are getting are like a mesh. Two wires do not have enough space between them for wire cutters to be used,” the officer said.

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