Indian MHA orders comprehensive integrated border management system

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has placed an order with Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) for a comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS), in support of the Border Security Force (BSF).

The order has been placed as part of the ministry’s Border Management project to facilitate continuous surveillance of Indian borders.

Tata Power SED CEO Rahul Chaudhry said: “We are committed to create an indigenous solution meeting BSF’s contextual and operational requirements for Indian integrated border management system.

“We are already exporting our optronics products with capabilities such as data analytics, image fusion, remote monitoring and surveillance and verifying threat identity etc., which will help us in deploying a reliable solution for BSF. It is with pride and dedication that we accept this challenge to secure our borders entrusted to us by MHA.”

The indigenously developed CIBMS is said to establish a multi-tier security ring at the border to identify any infiltration attempts using a variety of sensors.

The sensors such as thermal imager, radar, aerostat with EO payload, optical fibre intrusion detection system, unattended ground sensor and underwater sensor are capable of detecting threats on the surface, underground and underwater.

The Command and Control system processes data from each of these sensors and fuses them together forming a Common Operational Picture (COP) for timely Decision Assist to troops on the ground, Tata Power stated.

Tata Power SED can also extend the CIBMS to all types of terrain as and when required by BSF on short timelines.