The 198 km long Indo-Pak international border in Jammu and Kashmir is about to get technologically advanced for better security. The BSF will use a newly developed technology that can detect intrusions and relay information immediately to the nearest post for action.

During the strained ties and tensions between the two arch-rival countries, India is planning to install laser walls. Developed by Delhi-based defence IoT firm, CRON Systems, the made-in-India technology is called Kavach(KVx) series laser walls and is a notch higher than the existing laser walls.

Rakesh Sharma, former inspector general of BSF’s Jammu Frontier said, “Laser walls, because of their beams, were visible. And the terrain and alignments (in the region) were a problem. We were looking for a wall that is invisible on the ground, cannot be felt, and is more effective. CRON Systems have come up with this intrusion detection system based on infrared array, which is invisible. It is more advanced than laser walls.”

These laser walls can be used even in transparent terrains like water and even glass.  This will enable the BSF to secure the 198 km long international border which is the part of nearly 3,000 km border with Pakistan.  Infiltration of Pakistani militants through this part has been a major issue for the BSF which guards the border. Besides electric fencing, the force has tried using various technologies, including laser, to detect and prevent intrusions. But the uneven terrains have always been a major issue.

The walls can immediately alert the nearest outpost about intrusion attempts and triggers action from a quick response tool (QRT), which is an internet of things (IoT) device. And the ‘invisible’ walls which will not be seen or felt but will be way, way more effective than the existing defence system.