All forward posts are adequately strengthened to withstand enemy fire: Arun Jaitley

Defence minister Arun Jaitley today assured the Lok Sabha that all the forward posts are adequately strengthened to withstand enemy fire.

He also said there are well established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to safeguard against enemy fire to minimise own casualties. Replying to questions in the House, Jaitley said government is taking measures to ensure modernisation of Indian Defence Forces to keep them in a state of readiness to meet operational and security challenges.

The minister said Indian Army has constructed an Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, under its operational control.

Arun Jaitley said Radars, Sensors and Thermal Imagers along with surveillance have been incorporated on this fence to detect and intercept infiltration by terrorists.

He said government regularly reviews the threat perception to secure borders and protect national interests and appropriate measures are taken from time to time to upgrade country’s defence preparedness along the border.

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