Counter-Terrorism: Silencing Cells in the Cells

Archives

December24, 2006: In Kashmir, where India has been fighting Islamic terrorists for over a decade, the increasing availability of cell phones has become a major security problem. Jailed terrorists have been getting the phones smuggled in, enabling them to communicate with the outside, and continue their terrorist activities. Gangsters have been doing the same. In Kashmir alone, 1,100 Islamic terrorists are in several prisons. So India is installing cell phone jammers, at a cost of about $23,000 per prison, to make the cell phones within range useless. India is not the only country having this problem, and the jammers are becoming more popular as a security tool in jails.

 


Article Archive

Counter-Terrorism: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 


X

ad
0
30

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 30 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close