After the Taliban returned to Afghanistan, India further tightened security in border areas to prevent any mishap from anti-Indian forces operating from Pakistan. It installed its first radiation detection equipment (RDE) at the Integrated Checkpoint (ICP) at the Attari border, according to the ANI news agency.
“The device is called a full truck scanner. It is basically an x-ray of a truck to detect any contraband arms, ammunition or other illegal items. This will also help to catch smuggling of any radioactive material, “said Aditya Mishra, chairman of the Land Ports Authority of India, quoted by ANI.
After two decades of insurgency, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15.
While the main Taliban leaders have assured India that they will not allow any country to use their soil to do nonsense in Kashmir, New Delhi is wary of forces operating from Pakistan.
Recently, the Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said India was concerned about how Afghan terrorist activity could spill over into India. “To that extent, our contingency planning was underway and India is prepared for it,” he said.
“As far as Afghanistan is concerned, we will ensure that any activity that might leave Afghanistan and enter India is treated in the same way as we deal with terrorism in our country,” he said. .
“I think if any kind of support can be provided through coordination, at least to identify terrorists and get intelligence to wage this global war on terror, I think it would be welcome,” he said. declared during a speech to an observer. Research Foundation event on “The India-US Partnership: Securing the 21st Century”.
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