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Wherever infiltration is taking place in Jammu or Kashmir, the area is hilly, forest-filled, river-drains and high-low lands. There are many areas where reeds stand on the border. They are so dense that even cameras cannot see the object or human hidden within them …
Security analyst, Brigadier Anil Gupta (Retd) is also saying what former Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda said a few months ago. The time has come to reflect on the concept of ‘One Border, One Force’. Border Gord Force in neighboring nations is under military control. On the other hand, says Sanjeev Kumar Sood, former ADG of BSF, BSF gives duty in command of the army on the border of ‘Line of Control’ along the border with Pakistan. Training, technique and coordination, if they work properly, can stop the infiltration of terrorists.
Israeli technology does not work
Brigadier Anil Gupta (retd) explains, the area from where infiltration is taking place in Jammu or Kashmir is hilly, forested, river rivulets and high lowlands. There are many areas of Jammu where reeds are standing on the border. They are so deep that even cameras cannot see the object or human hidden within them. BSF people cut them in their area, while Pakistan grows reeds.
His aim is to get infiltrated under the cover of reeds as soon as possible. There are five big river rivulets from Akhnoor to Kathua. The area of Lakhanpur, Kathua, Hiranagar and Samba is considered very difficult. Our jawan gives duty several hundred feet up. The terrorists reach the Indian border due to the downward flow of water. The mist is high and they jump into the drain wearing waterproof suits and boots. It is such a situation that CIBMS, laser and radar etc. devices do not prove to be helpful.
BSF has to change Naka system
On the other hand former ADG SK Sood says that the routine pattern of border security has to be removed. You will have to buy equipment of better quality. Night vision devices that are hand held are very difficult to use. The procurement process of the system is long. The trial runs for several years. Not all jawans have knowledge of them and they hesitate to use them. These devices do not work everywhere. This is not seen in the purchase of equipment. The device which is successful in the Rann of Kutch will not help on the Punjab or the eastern border. Because, there is more population.
All this has to be done for better surveillance …
BSF is doing well to protect the border. Coordination should be improved. Arrange for training of equipment. When a tender is issued for their purchase, add a clause with it that the responsibility of training and repair will be the responsibility of the company concerned. First train a core group and after that the group will train the rest of the jawans.