16 May 2008

Additional deployment of troops along border

Just a day after TIMES NOW brought to light undeniable proof of Pakistan infiltration along the international border, the Indian Army has finally taken up an aggressive position in the valley. With the increase in cross border firing instances, the Indian army has changed its tactic and has deployed 5,000 additional troops closer to the line of control in the 28 division area in Kupwara.
The troops are a part of the reserve force of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps of the Indian Army and will now move to the strike brigades of the 28 division in Tangdhar, Keran, Macchal and Gurez along the Line of Control (LoC). In addition to the additional deployement of additional troops, more units of the Rashtriya Rifles are also expected to move to the sector, thereby increasing the number to nearly 30,000 troops.
Infiltration is a real cause of concern, not only for the Indian Army but also for the government, especially with the elections in the pipeline in the state. According to top army officials, there are about 900 militants in the valley out of which about a quarter are very active. In order to curb the growing infiltration, the deployment of additional troops is the need of the hour in a bid to guard the border.

BSF confirms infiltration attempt
Meanwhile, in a related development, the DG of the Border Secuirty Force (BSF) -- A K Mitra -- confirmed that fences along the border that seperates India and Pakistan in the Samba sector, were indeed cut.
The BSF has increased its presence in the sector with the deployment of 1000 more troops in the area and has also initiated several steps viz. surveillance gadgetry is being upgraded, thermal imagers are likely to be installed and night vision goggles and devices are to be provided to the BSF men at the border.

When questioned about deployment of additional troops, A K Mitra, DG, BSF said:"Yes, we are going to enhance the strength and are planning to deploy 1000 more personnel. We are very hard pressed for resources since most of the batallion has been deployed for elections."
Follow I Love India on Facebook:
Like this Post??? Share it:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to leave your comment about the post, weather u liked it or not, if any thing u wanted to add or any type of suggestion.... just comment...