16 drones shot down along Pakistan border in 2022: BSF

Source: The post is based on the article “16 drones shot down along Pakistan border in 2022: BSF” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022.

What is the News?

Make-in-India technology is helping the Border Security Force(BSF) shoot down drones carrying deadly weapons, ammunition and drugs from Pakistan with greater success.

For instance, in 2022 alone BSF has neutralized 16 drones so far compared to just one in 2021.

What are the steps taken by BSF to enhance border security against drone attacks?

Firstly, it has enhanced the surveillance in border areas in a very big way. This entails the use of surveillance cameras and drones on the western and eastern theatres (Pakistan and Bangladesh fronts, respectively). 

Secondly, BSF has developed some low-cost technology solutions that help them mount effective surveillance in the border areas.

Thirdly, BSF is undertaking a forensic study of the seized drones to get useful information from the chips inserted in them like its flight path, launch pad and destination and the duration of the flight among other things. 

Fourthly, the procurement of many vehicle-mounted anti-drone systems(ADS) is under consideration by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA). 

Fifthly, a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System(CIBMS) exists for the integration of manpower, different sensors and networks so as to facilitate decision-making and prompt process at various levels.

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