It is believed that the border between India and Pakistan is one of the few international boundaries that can be easily identified from space given the intensity of the security lights that run the length of the boundary. It is one of the most heavily guarded international borders in the world that divides the two nuclear-armed nations. While the India-Pakistan border is certainly a “maximum-security location”, there are other heavily guarded locations in the world which score higher. Unless you are a person of supreme consequence or a superhero, you wouldn’t stand a chance to ever see these places in person.
Top 10 Most/Heavily Guarded Locations In The World:
Tuman River, North Korea:
The Tumen river constitutes part of the boundary between North Korea and Russia. Within a mile, you can cross over from North Korea, through China and land up in Russia, which makes it a vulnerable place for those looking to infiltrate or merely for those looking for a weak spot. By virtue of its vulnerability, it is highly guarded by North Korean soldiers.
Fort Knox, US:
Home to the US Bullion Depository, Fort Knox not only stores thousands of tons of gold, but is also said to protect important historical documents such as the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. Its impenetrable layers of security include: solid granite wall perimeter, squadrons of machine-gun wielding guards and armed military. Additionally, it is also protected by a 22-ton blast door and more security cameras than you could ever imagine.
Cheyenne Mountain Complex, US:
At one point, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex was the command center for the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD has since moved its operations to another location) and U.S. Space Command missions. The areas is so well guarded that its tunnel is protected by solid granite and reinforced.
Bank of England Gold Vault, UK:
This bank houses more than 4,600 tons of gold, which makes it UK’s largest gold vault. The walls of this bank are bombproof and the security system is so intricate that it entails voice recognition, 3 foot keys, and other security measures that have never been revealed to the press.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, US:
The security here is so tight that it is entrusted with more U.S. gold bullion than the famous Fort Knox. Within the vaults, pallets are moved around by a team of robots, which basically means men are not allowed inside the vaults. Their shooting range scores are so goo they’re even better than marksmen. The bank’s security systems are so trusted that even foreign governments use it for gold storage.
Bold Lane Car Park:
This car park located in Derby shire, England is one of the safest places in the world to park your car. You need a ticket indicating your exact parking spot to be able to use the facility. Once your car is parked, it is protected by motion detectors and other alarms that will go off if someone messes with your car. The most interesting part about this location is that if the alarm goes off on any of the parked cars, the whole place goes into lock down mode.
The Iranian Gold Reserve:
It is next to impossible to penetrate Iran’s gold reserve since nobody knows the exact location. Speculations go from it being either in the Imperial Treasury location or the Iran Central Bank. Iran secretly flew gold into the country from Europe in order to dodge “financial pressure” from the UK and the US.
The Greenbrier is an exclusive resort that’s spread out across 6,500 acres and lies deep within the forests of West Virginia. Underneath it lies a 25-ton nuclear blast door, with tunnels behind it which create a nuclear bunker that is filled with supplies for members of the U.S. Congress to weather out a nuclear attack.
The Swiss Vaults:
Swiss banks are the safest on the planet. The 3-key safety deposit box in particular has been used by the world’s most wealthy individuals for over 200 years.
Korean Demilitarised Zone:
This is one of the most heavily guarded locations or borders in the world. This strip of land which stretches 160 miles in length and 2.5 miles in width, divides North and South Korea. Because of the high defence surrounding the border, people rarely dare to cross it.