How India Plans to Protect Indo-Pakistan Border

Madhukar Gupta presents report to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on August 29, 2016
Madhukar Gupta presents report to the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on August 29, 2016

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Madhukar Gupta, a retired Home Secretary in April, 2016.

The objective was to strengthen border protection and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.

The Committee presented Monday its report to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Committee has made a detailed study through discussions on threat perception, field visits and detailed discussion with stakeholders.

According to a government statement, the Committee has made a detailed recommendations pertaining to strengthening of border protection on Indo-Pakistan Border.

The mandate of the Committee was to study all types of gaps in fencing and all other vulnerabilities in the international border on Indo-Pakistan Border and to suggest comprehensive approach to fix these gaps in fencing and other vulnerabilities on interim and permanent basis.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju; Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi; Secretary (Border Management) Susheel Kumar and other senior officers of the Ministry were also present.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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