Smart borders to cover areas where physical fencing not feasible: minister

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New Delhi (NVI): A Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) project has been implemented on the 61-km riverine border with Bangladesh in Assam’s Dhubri,Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said today.

Speaking at the ‘Smart Border Management – Contributing to a $5 Trillion Economy’, an event organised jointly by FICCI and India Foundation, he said the smart border management system is crucial for achieving India’s ambitious $5 trillion economy target.

He said the Government of India has, for the first time, initiated CIBMS project to cover areas where physical fencing is not feasible.

The Minister added that the Phase-1, a pilot project in Assam along the Indo-Bangladesh border, has been implemented. “After the evaluation of Phase-1 subsequently Phase-2 and Phase-3 of the CIBMS will be rolled out in Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and West Bengal,” Reddy said.

During the event, the Minister informed that India plans to deploy this technology to cover all non-visible gaps and vulnerable structures along the Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders.

CIBMS includes integration of manpower, sensors, networks, intelligence, and command and control solutions to improve situational awareness at different levels of hierarchy.

“The recorded data and information can be shared with all intelligence and security forces to facilitate prompt and informed decisions and a quick response to emerging situations,” added Reddy.