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Union Home Minister approves Task Force report on Space Technology in Border Management

Union Home Minister approves Task Force report on Space Technology in Border Management

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the report of a task force created by MHA to identify areas for use of space technology in improving Border Management. 

Headed by Joint Secretary (Border Management) and comprising members from BSF, Department of Space and BM Division, MHA, the task force consulted all stakeholders including Border Guarding Forces (BGFs), ISRO, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) to finalise the report. 

The report has identified the following areas for the use of space technology:

1. Island development 

2. Border Security

3. Communication and Navigation

4. GIS and Operations Planning System

5. Border Infrastructure Development

The key aim is to strengthen island and border security and facilitate the development of infrastructure in border and island areas.

The project would be implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs with the help of the Department of Space.

The BSF has been designated as lead agency for implementation of ground segment and network infrastructure including the establishment of Archival Facility.

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