The union home ministry constituted Madhukar Gupta committee is on a visit of Indo-Bangladesh border areas spread across various districts of West Bengal to strengthen border vigil and domination. The visit is aimed at looking into the ways to strengthen border vigil and security on the border, a senior BSF official said. "The Madhukar Gupta committee is presently visiting the Indo-Bangla border, that runs through various districts of West Bengal. Yesterday they had visited the riverine bordering areas in Sunderbans in South 24 Parganas.
They had also visited Benapole and Petrapole border in North 24 Parganas," the senior official, not wishing to be named, told PTI. Today the team visited a part of bordering areas in Malda district, while tomorrow the committee is slated to visit the second part of Malda and then they will move to other districts, he added. The committee is presently visiting Indo-Bangla border in West Bengal to look into the aspects of strengthening border vigil and border domination. "The committee will look into the aspects of strengthening border vigil, border domination, better management of border. We have given them a presentation on various aspects of Indo-Bangla border," the official said. The committee, headed by former Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, was set up by Ministry of Home Affairs following the January terror attack on Pathankot air base. It has already submitted its recommendations which included sealing fencing gaps along the Indo-Pak border and suggested use of modern technology and heightened vigil along the riverine frontiers.
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