Centre moves 10,000 troops to Jammu and Kashmir after Ajit Doval's visit

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WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 27, 2019, 09.18 AM (IST)

In a move to strengthen anti-terrorist operations, the Government of India has decided to move over 10,000 troops to Jammu and Kashmir.

The state already has a deployment of over 40,000 paramilitary personnel.

The announcement comes after National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval returned from two-day visit to the valley.

At least 100 companies of Indian paramilitary forces will be deployed to the valley to be precise, report said.

This comes in addition to the 40,000 troops that are already stationed in the valley for Amarnath Yatra security.

Reports say troops are being airlifted from various parts of the country to Jammu and Kashmir.

An order issued by the Home Ministry said the additional forces are being deployed to strengthen "counter insurgent grid" as well as maintaining law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.