India’s First ‘Smart Fence’ Pilot Project Inaugurated

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated two “smart” border fencing pilot projects under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) programme at Jammu’s International Border (IB). These two pilot projects under CIBMS will go a long way in strengthening border security infrastructure. The project is touted to be the government’s important measure in border security. Each of two newly inaugurated border fencing projects covers a 5.5 km stretch along the international border. The system is said to be a first-of-its-kind high-tech surveillance system that will create an invisible electronic barrier on land, water, air and underground. This will help BSF detect and foil infiltration bids.