New Delhi, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT):India has launched a pilot project for installing radars, sensors and cameras along the border with Pakistan and Bangladesh, Indian lower house of Parliament Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Home, Iren Rijiju, in a written reply to the house said, the government has decided to deploy technological solutions in the form of integration of radars, sensors, cameras, communication networks and command and control solutions in various difficult terrains where fencing could not be installed.
“Initially, it has been decided to launch pilot study in Punjab, Gujarat (Sir Creek), South Bengal, Tripura and Jammu regions. An amount of Rs 100 million has been sanctioned for Jammu region on Working Boundary,” he said. Meanwhile, Indian Army has identified 14 rail lines as Strategic Railway Lines; two of them in Leh-Ladakh region to provide connectivity up to international borders in a planned and phased manner.
Besides, Rohtang Tunnel is being constructed in Himachal Pradesh to provide all-weather road connectivity in the Ladakh Region. This information was given by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Rajani Patil in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament.
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