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Army deployment stepped up in J-K

By R Dutta Choudhury

GUWAHATI, Oct 5 - One additional division of Army personnel has been moved to Kashmir not only to increase vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan but also to deal with the unrest in the Kashmir valley. Meanwhile, with the situation still tense, Army and Central paramilitary force personnel have been entrusted with the responsibility of keeping vigil along the National Highways.

Highly placed Defence sources told The Assam Tribune that the deployment of additional division of Army personnel has already started in the vulnerable areas as there have been reports that even after the surgical strike in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a good number of terrorists are trying to sneak into India from Pakistan. Sources said that the terrorists would definitely try to sneak into India before the onset of the winter season as it would be difficult for them to cross the LoC during the winter. That is why, additional forces have been mobilised in the vulnerable areas of the LoC to prevent the terrorists from sneaking into India to indulge in acts of violence.

Sources said that in case of any eventuality, keeping the highway linking Jammu with Kashmir would be vital for India and Army and paramilitary personnel have been entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the highway round the clock so that traffic movement is not disrupted. The security personnel are also guarding some of the police stations located in the vulnerable areas in Jammu and Kashmir, sources added.

On the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, sources said that the Akhnoor sector is now considered one of the most vulnerable locations as a number of such cases took place in the area in recent times. The people living near the LoC in the Pallanwala area have been moved to the community bunkers for their safety as there have been instances of innocent civilians getting hit by shelling by Pakistani forces. �We are not keen to take any more chances,� sources added.

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Army deployment stepped up in J-K

GUWAHATI, Oct 5 - One additional division of Army personnel has been moved to Kashmir not only to increase vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan but also to deal with the unrest in the Kashmir valley. Meanwhile, with the situation still tense, Army and Central paramilitary force personnel have been entrusted with the responsibility of keeping vigil along the National Highways.

Highly placed Defence sources told The Assam Tribune that the deployment of additional division of Army personnel has already started in the vulnerable areas as there have been reports that even after the surgical strike in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a good number of terrorists are trying to sneak into India from Pakistan. Sources said that the terrorists would definitely try to sneak into India before the onset of the winter season as it would be difficult for them to cross the LoC during the winter. That is why, additional forces have been mobilised in the vulnerable areas of the LoC to prevent the terrorists from sneaking into India to indulge in acts of violence.

Sources said that in case of any eventuality, keeping the highway linking Jammu with Kashmir would be vital for India and Army and paramilitary personnel have been entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the highway round the clock so that traffic movement is not disrupted. The security personnel are also guarding some of the police stations located in the vulnerable areas in Jammu and Kashmir, sources added.

On the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC, sources said that the Akhnoor sector is now considered one of the most vulnerable locations as a number of such cases took place in the area in recent times. The people living near the LoC in the Pallanwala area have been moved to the community bunkers for their safety as there have been instances of innocent civilians getting hit by shelling by Pakistani forces. �We are not keen to take any more chances,� sources added.