India: Laser walls may soon be used to stop infiltration from Pakistan. BSF is planning to explore this idea to implement more effective border checks. The laser wall will ensure that anyone approaching the border or breaking the beam in an unfenced zone sets off an alarm.
Other than laser walls in unfenced areas, the force is considering anti-tunnel ground sensors and thermal sensors in the fenced stretches. "We're constantly modernising our weaponry and upgrading defence according to the new challenges facing us. We have looked at some of these technologies and have found them suitable," said DK Pathak, Director General, BSF
Sources have revealed that laser beams would form a wall in places such as the riverine parts of Jammu where fencing isn't possible. The system will be connected to an alarm which would go off at any breach. At present about 15% of the Indo-Pak border and about 35% of the Indo-Bangla frontier is unfenced. BSF is also planning to set up a smart fencing system where thermal sensors would be installed on fences which would alert control rooms of any living being approaching the fence. According to a BSF officer, system will work as an advance alert system where one would have time to reach the area where infiltrators might be attempting cut a fence and enter.
Source: Times of India