No lessons learnt from Uri, Pathankot attacks: Parliamentary panel

Slamming the Defence Ministry, the panel said though a Committee had submitted its report 6-7 months ago on the security aspect, no concrete measures have been taken to address the lacunae.

No lessons learnt from Uri, Pathankot attacks: Parliamentary panel

No concrete measures were taken to beef up security in frontline military bases and the scenario is as vulnerable as has been exposed during the Uri and Pathankot terror attacks, a parliamentary panel said on Thursday.

Slamming the Defence Ministry, it said though a Committee had submitted its report 6-7 months ago on the security aspect, no concrete measures have been taken to address the lacunae.

"The security scenario is vulnerable as has been exposed during Pathankot and Uri attacks," the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence said in its latest report, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha.

After last year's Pathankot terror attack, the government had set up a military committee headed by ex-Army vice-chief Lt-Gen Philip Campose to review existing security infrastructure and suggest measures to strengthen security at defence installations.

he Campose Committee had submitted its report to Defence Ministry last May.

The parliamentary panel said there is no information regarding inputs considered in the report.

"Yet, no concrete measures appear to have been taken even after a lapse of 6-7 months of the submission of the report. The Committee are distressed to note the apparent lack of sincerity on the part of the Ministry of Defence in this regard and desire that situation should improve."

"Necessary measures must be taken so as to ensure that any unpleasant incidence does not recur," the panel said.