STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

India-Bangladesh Border Management: A Review of Government's Response

Dr. Pushpita Das is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • May 2008
    Volume: 
    32
    Issue: 
    3
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    The India-Bangladesh border has been described as the 'problem area of tomorrow'. The problems include illegal migration, smuggling, and trans-border movement of insurgents, which are serious threats to the security of the country. India shares its longest border with Bangladesh, but this border is not attentively managed. This article analyses the problems arising along this border and reviews the recommendations of a report by the Group of Ministers on Border Management and the measures undertaken by the government to tackle the problems. This article also suggests additional measures and implores the Indian Government to adopt a pragmatic and people-sensitive approach to improve border management.

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