A New Kind of Border Security: Technology and Innovation
In a bid to curb infiltration attempts along the India-Bangladesh border, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated smart fencing, BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) project under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) along the Assam-Bangladesh border in the Dhubri district on March 5th, 2019. The implementation of this project will not only help BSF to curb all type of cross border crimes but also provide respite to the troops from round the clock human surveillance.
Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal had collaborated in 2017 itself with the Ministry of Home Affairs to go for technological solution besides the physical presence of manpower of BSF. In January, 2018, Information and Technology Wing of BSF undertook the project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) and completed it in record time with the technical support of various manufacturers and suppliers.
Now, the entire span of River Brahmaputra has been covered with data network generated by Microwave communication, OFC Cables, DMR Communication, day and night surveillance Cameras and intrusion detection system. These modern gadgets provide feeds to BSF Control Rooms on the Border and enable BSF Quick Reaction Teams to thwart any possibility of Illegal Cross Border Crossing/ Crimes.
Such innovative resources are the product of intensive planning and commitment to prevent illegalities of any sort occur in the first place, and curb all and any anti-social elements from crossing boundaries in the second place.