Integrated Smart Power Fencing Approved For 23 Air Bases After Pathankot Incident: Govt

Swarajya Staff

Dec 18, 2021, 12:29 PM | Updated 12:28 PM IST

Rafale fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (Representative Image)
Rafale fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (Representative Image)

After Pathankot incident, the government has approved an integrated smart power fencing called Integrated Perimeter Security System (IPSS) for 23 Air bases, the Parliament was informed on Friday (17 December).

"BEL has signed a contract with Indian Air Force for establishing Integrated Perimeter Security Systems for 23 air bases across eight states, pan India," Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The pilot site was commissioned in February 2021, the minister added.

BEL has given sub-contract to many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators (SI) including Elta, FLIR, Gallagher and HPE.

BEL follows purchase procedures for procurement of goods and services which ensures transparent and fair tendering process including the check of credentials of OEMs and its partners, the minister said, according to a Defence Ministry release.

He added that BEL has systems and procedures in place to monitor the performance of the OEMs/SIs, to complete the project as per the scope assigned to them vide a PO. The total cost of the project is approximately Rs 1,045 crore, the minister said.

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