After having fenced 550 km of the 778-km Line of Control (LoC) with
Pakistan, India will soon buy six all-weather border surveillance
management systems to keep a tight vigil against terrorists’
infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army’s Uddhampur-based
Northern Command - which defends the state against foreign aggression
and responsible for internal security in the state - has issued a tender
recently for the purchase of these systems that would help it to keep a
tab on the LoC that is still porous despite the fencing.
surveillance system is required to cater the Indian Army’s requirement
for keeping a day-and-night vigil in high-altitude area,” a senior Army
officer said here on Thursday. The system, he said, should be “simple,
yet provide observation” at any time at a surveillance centre or
observation post set up well within the Indian side of the LoC behind
the sensor, under extreme cold climate conditions.
surveillance system would be networked so that a single centre is able
to observe the feed of multiple sensors and the all-weather,
day-and-night camera would be able to record images.