Army begins troop redeployment

SALIL RAINA

Mendhar (Poonch), Jan 12: Following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan, army here started redeployment of troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in order to “plug loopholes” in border security.
Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that army was closely monitoring the situation along the LoC and several measures have been taken following the recent incident, where Pakistan army personnel allegedly barged into this side and killed two soldiers. “Besides redeployment process, extra deployment has also been made in some of the sensitive locations, particularly in Krishna Ghati sector”, sources, preferring not to be named said.
Intelligence sources claimed that there was also some possibility of militants managing to have infiltrated to this side of border recently. “A massive search operation is also in progress in the areas close to LoC”, sources said.
The border residents, meanwhile, are facing the brunt of heightened tension between the two neighboring countries and migration threat looms large over some of the villages, situated close to LoC.
“The rattling guns and heavy army deployment recalls us the old days of hostilities”, Rajinder Singh, a resident of Krishana Ghati area said adding, “We migrated many times to save our lives and those horrible moments were still fresh in our minds”.
The border residents here said that they fear that in case the hostilities continue, they will again be forced to leave their homes. “We wish this ends soon”, Rehmat Bi, a local resident said.
The inhabitants of Ajote, Degwar, Gulpur, Khari and those residing near Kirni sector say they were living in constant fear.
Sources in army, here, said that the situation remained under control but tense as there was still no flag meeting between the two sides. “Situation is unlikely to be normal till a Brigadier Commander level meeting takes place”, an army officer said.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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