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New Delhi : The Indian Army has adopted a robust counter infiltration strategy, which has an appropriate mix of technology and human resource put together, to check infiltration effectively.  Innovative troops deployment, proactive use of surveillance and monitoring devices, and the Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS), have enhanced the ability to detect and intercept terrorists attempting to infiltrate/exfiltrate.

On the basis of regular analysis of threat assessment and past infiltration attempts, drill and procedures are modified to counter emerging threats.  Some of the measures employed by Indian Army are:

(i)  Appraisal and upgradation of intelligence gathering capabilities.

(ii) Reorientation of surveillance architecture to enmesh with counter infiltration deployment.

(iii) Augmentation of Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) incorporating surveillance assets.

(iv) Enhanced incorporation of aerial platforms, night vision equipment, radars, underground sensors etc. to strengthen the surveillance architecture.

(v) Maintenance of heightened alert in areas along the LC.

The Indian Army, along with Research & Development agencies, regularly upgrade the design of Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) on the fence to incorporate ‘Smart’ components such as Border Surveillance System (BOSS), Laser Fence, Short Range Surveillance Equipment etc, according to a PIB release.

This information was tabled in a written reply by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik to a question asked by Talari Rangaiah in Lok Sabha on March 10, 2021.