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Govt has not learnt lessons from Pathankot attack: Par panel

Govt has not learnt lessons from Pathankot attack: Par panel

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary committee has come down heavily on the Government for its alleged failure to prevent terror attacks on security installations, saying lessons have not been learnt from Pathankot attack and that there was something “seriously wrong” with the counter-terror establishment.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home in its report, which was tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, took stock of overall performance of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Despite several steps reportedly taken by the Government to strengthen security measures, it has “comprehensively failed” to prevent recurrence of such subsequent attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore, Uri, Baramula, Handwara and Nagrota, it said.

“The Committee observes that the Government has not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot attack,” the panel noted, saying there remains an urgent need to further strengthen the security network and plug the “serious gaps” in security establishment and intelligence gathering/sharing that have come to the fore in the recent attacks. (AGENCIES)

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