A dozen “laser walls” have been made operational along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab to keep an effective vigil against intruders and terrorists exploiting the frontier areas to cross over.
While eight infra-red and laser beam intrusion detection systems are “up and working” along as many vulnerable and sensitive areas of the International Border (IB) in Punjab, four more will be operationalised in the next few days. The “laser walls” or fence are being monitored by Border Security Force (BSF) which guards the Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The decision to install these laser walls was taken by BSF two years ago.
After the Pathankot terror attack, where it was suspected that terrorists crossed over from Pakistan by breaching the International Border from Bamiyal area in Punjab, Union Home Ministry and the BSF have sped up the deployment and activation of these walls along the long and winding border.