New Delhi, Apr 30: Pakistan is reportedly carrying out construction work in an area adjacent to barbed fences along the India-Pakistan border. “Pakistan is carrying out the construction work between Shahgarh Bulge and Tanot border areas. Following the move by Pakistan, the BSF has been put on alert and security along the border area has been increased,” reported media on Monday. This news comes a day after after Pakistan-based Dawn News reported that the neighbouring country will launch an ambitious space programme in the next fiscal year to keep an eye on the Indian side.Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act
As per a report of PTI, in the next fiscal year, Pakistan will launch an ambitious space programme to reduce its dependence on foreign satellites for civil and military purpose and will also keep an eye on the Indian side. Pakistan is also planning to initiate several other projects to focus on reducing its dependence on foreign satellites, especially the US and French satellites for civil and military communications. Also Read - After Spending 23 Years in Pakistan Jail, Man Returns To Madhya Pradesh
The budget of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Organisation (Suparco) for the upcoming fiscal year 2018-19 is Rs 4.70 billion which includes Rs 2.55 billion for three new projects, claims media reports. Also Read - BSF Recruitment 2021: Class 10 Pass Out Can Apply, Salary up to Rs 69000, Apply Now at bsf.gov.in
In past too, Suparco had been conducting activities to increase awareness of space technology and promoting its peaceful usage amongst students and the masses in Pakistan. Pakistan is also trying to establish Pakistan Space Centre in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad with the allocation of Rs 1 billion.
“There are two unusual developments in the region affecting the strategic situation — first of all, Pakistan has to keep an eye on the Indian side and previously their programme had limited quality advancements but now the US has active cooperation with the Indian satellite programme,” Maria Sultan, a defence analyst told PTI.