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BSF employs ' third eye' for precision.

SILENTLY the ' Third Eye' scans the horizon in the dead of the night. A suspicious movement is noticed.

From the control room, a message is passed to the soldier with a gun and moments later the guns spit fire. The infiltrators spotted by the ' third eye' drop dead. The high- resolution handheld thermal imagers are being described as the biggest force multipliers along the approximately 200 km long international border in the Jammu sector.

The BSF has now initiated an ambitious plan to install a series of sophisticated thermal imagers both of foreign origin and domestically manufactured along the border.

These are very well concealed fixed on branches of trees, border outposts and multiple other locations.

Border security force personnel on ground describe these thermal imagers as the ' Third Eye of the Destroyer' ( Lord Shiva).

" Pakistani infiltrators have not succeeded in dodging these cameras.

Every movement is caught. Up gradation of technology is a continuous process and these have proven to be a major force multiplier," Dinesh Upadhyay, Inspector General at Jammu Frontier told M AIL T ODAY . The destruction of Pakistani bunkers and outposts have also been effectively captured by the thermal imagers. " The Chenab Rangers ( Pakistani rangers deployed opposite BSF in Jammu) have repeatedly tried to target the cameras. But they don't know where exactly are the cameras installed," sources added.

Apart from thermal imagers, the BSF is already deploying laser fence and testing infra red fence along the international border especially in areas where installation of the regular fence is not possible. " The laser fence is a visible deterrent but the infra red fence cannot be seen but so far appear to be very effective in trials.

We need to carry out more trials but technology is proving to be an effective force multiplier," said another official engaged in the task of border management.

Apart from thermal imagers, BSF is already deploying laser fence and testing infra red fence along the international border.

Guards to install thermal imagers in multiple areas

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