Jaipur: A technological surveillance system has been developed on the western Indo-Pakistan border in Rajasthan. As part of the project, cameras have been installed in the Bikaner sector of the Border Security Force (BSF) along the Indo-Pakistan international border.
These cameras were connected to BSF’s sector headquarters, Bikaner via fiber cables. With this, BSF officers will be able to monitor live feeds using cameras around the international border fence. In addition to monitoring the soldiers’ patrols, the “Third Eye Guard” will monitor any possible nefarious activity across the border.
With cameras installed at the border, officers can only provide surveillance from border posts. BSNL laid a fiber optic cable from the border to Bikaner in the Bikaner sector. Only the connection work to the BSNL circuit remains to be completed. Once done, officials will be able to watch live using high-speed internet from almost 150km away.
A senior BSF official told the media that with the help of the cameras installed at the border, direct surveillance can be carried out from the sector headquarters. The Bikaner sector will become the first sector where such a high-tech system will be in place. This will further strengthen the border monitoring mechanism.
First published: May 16, 2022