Panel proposals on securing border being studied

Headed by former Union home secretary Madhukar Gupta, the panel was set up three months after the terror attack on the Pathankot air base in January.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 23, 2016 1:27:30 am
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday took stock of the recommendations of a committee appointed by the Home Ministry in April to suggest ways to strengthen border protection and address vulnerabilities in fencing along the India-Pakistan border, sources said.

Headed by former Union home secretary Madhukar Gupta, the panel was set up three months after the terror attack on the Pathankot air base in January.

In its report, submitted on August 29, the committee suggested the use of scientific technology such as laser fencing, and increased vigil along riverine border areas, the sources said. The committee has given separate recommendations for four states (J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat) that touch the international border with Pakistan.

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