Home Ministry forms Task Force to take ISRO help for border surveillance

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday said that a Task Force has been formed by the government for identifying areas for use of space technology in improving border management. The task force will be headed by joint secretary and will have members from Border guarding forces (BGFs) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

The newly formed task force has consulted all stake holders including BGFs,ISRO, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) before finalising the report.

“The project will strengthen island and border security by providing observation, communication and navigation capability to border guarding and internal security forces in remote areas.” Kiren Rijuju said in his reply to Lok Sabha. Read More

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