Snipers, Advanced Technology Deployed at Line of Control in J&K
SRINAGAR, Jan 24: Snipers have been deployed at the Line of Control (LOC) ahead of Republic Day celebrations in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Official sources told Kashmir Despatch that the security forces have heightened their presence in the Kashmir valley and deployed snipers, thermal cameras, and other advanced weapons and gadgets along the borders to ensure a peaceful Republic Day celebration.
Sources said that intelligence inputs suggest that around 300 terrorist outfits are active in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), and are planning to infiltrate the borders. In response to this, the borders have been further fortified and soldiers have been provided with high-quality clothing to effectively counter the terrorists and their activities.
An army official told Kashmir Despatch that the Indian Army has increased its patrols along the LOC in north Kashmir, deploying highly skilled snipers equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This move is aimed at maintaining a peaceful environment in the volatile region.
He said with these strict security measures in place, the Indian Army aims to prevent any potential infiltration attempts or ceasefire violations from across the border. Through the use of snipers and advanced surveillance equipment, the army swiftly detects and neutralizes any malicious activities, ensuring the safety of civilians in the region.
The official further said that by maintaining round-the-clock vigilance, the Indian Army strives to thwart any attempts to disrupt peace along the LOC, creating a secure environment for the local population.
Meanwhile, To ensure a safe and secure environment during the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has implemented enhanced security measures along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
According to a senior CRPF official, multiple checkpoints have been established at different locations along the highway, and all vehicles are being subjected to thorough checks. In addition, patrol teams equipped with metal detectors are conducting comprehensive scans of the entire highway. These measures are aimed at proactively addressing potential risks and maintaining a state of high vigilance.
To further augment their surveillance capabilities, the CRPF has deployed drones to monitor the highway. These aerial devices provide an additional layer of scrutiny and assistance in the event of any untoward incident. Additionally, a highly trained dog squad has been stationed on the ground to complement the security apparatus the official added.
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