The Union Home Ministry has mapped all vulnerable points of infiltration “from across the border.” A senior official at north block told Northeast Now that all vulnerable points along the India-Bangladesh and India-Pakistan border had been mapped and suitably strengthened.
“There is no fixed route for infiltration along the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh…All vulnerable points are mapped and suitably strengthened,” the official said.
Government of India in consultation with the state governments has adopted a multi-pronged approach to check cross border infiltration, which, inter-alia includes setting up of border protection grid, strengthening of border infrastructure, multi-tiered and multi-modal deployment of border guarding forces along international border, Line of Control and near the ever changing infiltration routes.
“We also maintain construction of border fencing, improved technological surveillance, weapons and equipment for security forces, improved intelligence and operational coordination; synergized intelligence flow and pro-active action against terrorists within the state,” the official added.
Significantly, technological solutions in the form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) on a pilot basis have been deployed in different terrains on Indo-Pakistan Border and Indo-Bangladesh Border.
“The technological solutions are based on integration of sensors and surveillance equipment like radars, day and night vision cameras in a network architecture with command and control system,” the official said.
Officials further said the Centre has been raising the issue of illegal infiltration especially with Bangladesh. “We have an extensive engagement with the Government of Bangladesh on the issue of illegal migrants under various bilateral mechanisms like the Joint Consultative Commission, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary-level talks, Joint Working Group on security and border management, Joint Task Forces on human trafficking and fake currency notes,” official said.