The bunker will be fitted with normal and thermal imaging cameras to ensure an uninterrupted surveillance at the border.
The Border Security Force (BSF) has developed a special bulletproof bunker that allows the personnel to keep vigil at the border area through a periscope. This will also protect the personnel from sniper attack from the other side.
According to a report in the Indian Express, Pakistani snipers would earlier target security forces through a small hole kept open in the wall of sandbags to fire a gun and to look out. However, now periscope will be fixed in place of a hole and the bunker would be packed from all the sides thereby reducing the chances of casualties in sniper attacks.
Speaking on the newly-developed bunker, BSF Director General RK Mishra said that the security personnel were very concerned about sniper attacks. “To deal with it, we have developed a bullet-proof bunker from where personnel can keep watch and retaliate to attacks without the threat of being hit by a sniper,” Mishra told IE.
He further said that the bunker was being used as a pilot. “We are soon going to replicate it on all borders,” the Director-General said.
The report said that the bunker will be fitted with normal and thermal imaging cameras to ensure an uninterrupted surveillance at the border. IE citing a senior BSF officer reports that the bunker is made of thick armour and bullet-proof glass, and can be practically lifted and placed anywhere.