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BSF to install digital surveillance system on Indo-Pak border

Border Security Force will install 360-degree radars connected with highly sensitive cameras, High Definition screens and power searchlights to curb smuggling of fake currency and narcotics from across the border.

punjab Updated: Feb 27, 2012 18:07 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar

In order to curb the menace of smuggling of fake currency and narcotics from across the border, Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to strengthen its surveillance system by installing 360-degree radars connected with highly sensitive cameras, High Definition (HD) screens and power searchlights.

"At present, we depend on traditional system of surveillance which includes standalone vigil or patrolling along the border. Many times, smugglers from both sides succeed in smuggling narcotics and other substances by dodging guards," BSF, Punjab Frontier Inspector General Aditya Mishra told Hindustan Times, adding that a proposal for digital surveillance to curb such activities had been submitted to authorities concerned.

Through 360-degree radars, anti-national activity on this side of the border could be checked, as without connivance of elements from Indian side, any attempt at smuggling could not succeed, he added.