MHA constitute Madhukar Gupta committee to suggest ways to tighten security along Indo-Pak border

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted high-level committee to suggest ways to tighten security along India-Pakistan border.

The committee will be headed by former Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta. It will suggest (i) ways to strengthen the security along the India-Pakistan Border and (ii) address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing.

Terms of References of the Committee

  • Study all types of gaps in the fencing and all other vulnerabilities along the India-Pakistan border.
  • Suggest a comprehensive approach to fix them on interim and permanent basis. It will submit its report in three months i.e. till June 2016.

Background

MHA decision to constitute to this committee comes after two terrorist attacks in Punjab. First was in July 2015 on Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district and second was in January 2016 on strategic Pathankot airbase.

In both attacks terrorists from Pakistan had infiltrated into India after beaching the India-Pakistan border in Punjab especially from the riverine stretch.

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