Madhukar Gupta Committee

Ministry of Home affairs constituted a High Level committee to suggest ways to tighten security along Pakistan Border. Headed by Madhukar Gupta (Former Home Sec.)
MHA decision to constitute 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.
Terms of References
  • 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.
  • 4 Indian states share 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan.
  • 1,225 km falls in Jammu and Kashmir (including Line of Control)
  • 1,037 km in Rajasthan
  • 553 km in Punjab and
  • 508 km in Gujarat
  • The committee has examined security mechanisms of all four Indian states sharing border with Pakistan keeping in mind challenges of different climate and topography.
  • It has given separate recommendations for four states as each of them has different topography and problems.
  • It has flagged gaps and vulnerabilities in border fencing and suggested use of technology and heightened vigil on riverine frontiers.
  • It has expressed displeasure over not installing laser walls in many infiltration-prone areas due to treacherous and marshy terrain.

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