NEW DELHI: As per the sources from the Indian Defense Ministry, the Government has decided to check the terrorists infiltration across the Indo-Pak border after the Pathankot attacks and has accordingly directed the Indian army to use laser-walls in the areas, where the international border is not fenced.
Laser-wall is a technology used by the Indian army to create a virtual wall across the river with the help of a laser. The laser-detector guarding the international border will raise a loud siren as soon as an object crosses the laser beam , thus, alerting the army officials. The army intends to use this technology at more than 40 river-flowing areas, where fencing is not feasible.
The Indian army has been using this Laser-wall technology at six different places before the Pathankot attacks. However, the Ujj river in Bamiyal, allegedly used by the six Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists for the Pathankot attacks was not guarded with the Laser-wall. There are more than 40 vulnerable sites identified by the Indian army as infiltration-prone sites till date.
“The Ministry has discussed all the problems relating to national security after the Pathankot attacks and has primarily decided to cover the unguarded India-Pakistan border with laser-walls, ensuring that there would not be any infiltration from terrorist groups based in Pakistan. We have asked the Army to completely eliminate the chances of infiltration. All the riverine stretches along Punjab will be covered with laser-wall in the first phase”, an official from the Defense ministry said.