Friday, September 9, 2016

Jump in infiltration, stir make forces beef up J&K presence

New Delhi:

With a major jump in the number of terrorists trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border, even as civilian street protests continue to rock the valley , security forces have strengthened their presence both along the volatile Line of Control as well as in the hinterland.Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, after meetings with home minister Rajnath Singh over the last couple of days, will also be visiting Srinagar and other areas on Friday to review the internal security situation in the state.
Security establishment sources say the central government is also keeping open the option of giving the Army “enhanced responsibilities and powers“, which could include placing paramili tary forces under its direct operational control, if the situation further deteriorates in the valley.
“Security forces have been directed to identify and target the ringleaders behind the violent protests and stone-pelting,“ said a source.
The Army has already pumped in several additional companies into troubled so uth Kashmir from the Jammu region, while paramilitary forces have also been re-deployed to “thicken“ their presence in civilian areas.
“Additional Army troops have been deployed in areas like Qazigund in Anantnag, Tral in Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and the like as part of the overall move to boost the three-tier counter-infiltration grid and counter-terrorism operations,“ said an official.
“The aim is to keep the situation on the boil, not allow state authority to be fully restored in the troubled districts of the valley. Over the last two years, militancy had been being controlled to a large extent. This time, the Pakistan Army-ISI combine is trying to push in as many terrorists as possible across the LoC as well as step-up attempts to recruit locals for militancy ,“ said the source.

(Source- TOI)


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  2. karunakaran a ex havildarSeptember 9, 2016 at 12:23 PM


    my indian army though they have been in low ebb, forgetting all injustices done to us, 7 CPC has neglected us, still when something goes wrong in border and hinterland, we stand united to repel the enemy sponsored infiltration and internal troubles, this is my country politicians may come and go but we should safeguard our border and our own people of kashmir,

    if law allows I am ready to help the soldiers in the border atleast in the mess for providing food