A high powered committee of the National Security Council, headed by former home secretary Madhukar Gupta, recently presented its report on India-Pakistan border to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
- Strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along the India-Pakistan border.
- To study all types of gaps in fencing and all other vulnerabilities in the International Border and to suggest comprehensive approach to fix these gaps in fencing and other vulnerabilities on interim and permanent basis.
Important recommendations made by the committee:
- Use scientific technology such as laser fencing along with increased vigil along riverine border areas.
- Where physical fencing is not feasible due to difficult terrain, use ground sensors and thermal imaging.