Indian borders under surveillance of satellites

Indian borders under surveillance of satellites

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New Delhi, June 14: India's borders are constantly being monitored by various satellites to secure the country, Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said here on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference here along with Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr K Sivan, Singh elaborated that Indian satellites keep a close eye on the country's international borders and the systems have been computerised to get real time picture of borders to the security forces.

“This has helped in curbing infiltration across the borders and suspicious movements at the border can be traced by this synchronised system”, he said."The satellite images are being extensively used for all major infra- structural development projects like highways and other projects," Singh added.

"We are using the satellite image for weather forecasts and whenever we have cyclone, the government agencies get to know all information about the cyclone in advance. Prior information also helps government agencies to mitigate the loss of human lives and other assets,” Sivan said in the conference. (UNI)