By Anil Dogra-
JALANDHAR: Aditya Misra, IG, BSF, Punjab Frontiers said the project of radar based technology to strengthen security on borders was under consideration. Interacting with the media at the Punjab Frontiers BSF HQ on the eve of 48th raising day of the force, IG Misra said that the force was facing shortage of night vision devices to curb border crimes in the foggy atmosphere.
Radar based technology will be of a great help for this purpose. He said that DGP BSF had visited Israel to study the security system of that country developed to check border crime in the foggy weathers even. He said that a team of Israel had also visited Punjab borders to explore the possibility of exchanging technology to strengthen security on borders.
Referring to terrorism fanned in India by Pakistan based militant groups supported by the ISI, he said the it was not a hidden fact now that ISI had been behind the terrorist activities in India and that growth of terrorism in Pakistan has reached a saturated point where some of the terrorist outfits had gone out of control of the ISI even. Tehrike Talibani Pakistani (TTP) is such an organization of the militant group which had become a major problem for Pakistan even.
The IG said that TTP is a challenge also for the security of India even. The possibility of TTP militants attacking Integrated Check Post (ICP) and Joint Check Post (JCP) at Bagha border could not be ruled out. He said that the security on borders was beefed up also at the time, when Kasab was hanged to thwart any such threat for the security of India by the TTP.
He said that to check the menace border crime especially the supply of narcotics, the BSF has a plan to replace the entire 130 km long old fence with the new one. The project will cost Rs. 72 crore. Another project of developing a tourist center around the stadium at Bahga at a cost of Rs. 33 crore had been sent to the Ministry of Home affairs for approval.
The center has sanctioned a border road project also to construct 600 km long roads in the border villages. The project will cost Rs. 600 crore. With the completion of this project, the villages in the border belts will be connected with metalled roads and will be of a great help for the BSF for its operational works. He said that there are no roads in the last border villages in four to five km border areas.