The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh at the Pipping Ceremony on Promotion of officers and personnel of ITBP, in New Delhi on August 21, 2017. The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju is also seen. (file photo)
The Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh inaugurated today two pilot projects of smart fencing along the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said that government has taken a number of initiatives to make the borders of the country more secure.
He said that the government has been making maximum use of technology to make the security system at the borders stronger and effective.
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The Minister said that smart fencing at the borders is a technological solution devised to address the security issues in the border states and the two projects in five kilometers areas each have been installed along the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu on a pilot basis.
He said that with this smart fencing, the number of casualties of our jawans (soldiers) on borders would get minimized and their stress level will also reduce to a large extent.
The Union Home Minister further added that with the digital smart fencing, our borders would become absolutely safe since it would virtually make it impossible for the terrorists to breach it and infiltrate across the borders.
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Later, addressing the media, Rajnath Singh said that making border security foolproof is a priority of the Government. Around a total of 2,026 km border is vulnerable and that the digital fencing technology would be utilized along such long stretches of the borders, he added.
The Minister said that with the help of smart border fencing, our borders would become secure and the dependence on ground patrolling by troops will considerably be reduced.
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