Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10 MAR 2021 3:01PM by PIB Delhi
Steps to reduce border infiltration

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 as under:-


   (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.

This information was tabled in a written reply by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik to a question asked by Shri Talari Rangaiah in Lok Sabha today.