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List of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) at International Land Borders

List of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: International Relations: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

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List of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) in News

  • Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nisith Pramanik in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha informed about various Integrated Check Posts (ICPs), bordering countries and their Date of Operationalization.


Integrated Check Posts (ICPs)

  • About: ICPs are modern border infrastructure that are central to India’s connectivity plans in the region.
  • Nodal Agency: The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) is the nodal agency for construction, operation, and management of the ICPs.
  • Key Role: ICPs consist of border infrastructure for facilitation of trade and people. They also act as important centres to advance other multi-modal intra- and inter-regional connectivity initiatives, such as-
    • Improving rail connectivity;
    • Implementing the Bangladesh–Bhutan–India–Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN-MVA);
    • The use of Chattogram and Mongla ports in Bangladesh to transport cargo to India’s Northeast region; and
    • The Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project to connect Southeast Asia to South Asia.
  • ICP at Dera Baba Nanak: Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) at Dera Baba Nanak is used only to facilitate pilgrims to visit the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib ji in Pakistan.



List of Integrated Check Posts (ICPs)- Location, Concerned State, and Bordering Country

S. No. Location State Bordering Country Year of Operationalization
1. Attari Punjab Pakistan 2012
2. Agartala Tripura Bangladesh 2013
3. Petrapole West Bengal Bangladesh 2016
4. Raxaul Bihar Nepal 2016
5. Jogbani Bihar Nepal 2016
6. Moreh Manipur Myanmar 2018
7. Sutarkandi Assam Bangladesh 2019
8. PTB Dera Baba Nanak Punjab Pakistan 2019
9. Srimantapur Tripura Bangladesh 2020


Proposed Integrated Check Posts (ICPs)

  • Last year (2021), Indian government also decided to set up seven new ICPs- Five on the Indo-Bangladesh border and one ICP each on borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
  • The five ICPs on the Indo-Bangladesh borders will be set up at-
    • Changrabandha in Cooch Behar,
    • Phulbari in Jalpaiguri,
    • Hilli in South Dinajpur,
    • Mahadipur in Malda and
    • Gojadanga in North 24-Parganas.
  • One ICP will be set up at Panitanki in Darjeeling district bordering Nepal and another at Jaigaon in Alipurduar bordering Bhutan.


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