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Government denies deploying additional troops in Jammu and Kashmir: Report

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WION Web Team Delhi Aug 02, 2019, 11.58 AM (IST)

Government on Friday refuted the report of moving additional troops to Jammu and Kashmir after it ordered the deployment of 10,000 central forces personnel in the valley.

"100 companies had been ordered for deployment about a week ago, which are in the process of reaching their destinations. This has apparently led to speculations of induction of additional forces," news agency ANI quoted Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sources.

"Based on assessment of internal security situation, training requirements, the need for paramilitary troops to be rotated for rest and recuperation, induction and de-induction of central forces is a continuous and dynamic process," MHA sources said further.

On Thursday, news agency PTI had reported that additional 280 companies of security forces (28,000 security personnel) were being sent to the valley by the government to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order situation.

Last week, the central government had moved 10,000 central forces personnel to valley following National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During his two-day-visit, Doval had held meetings with senior officers and reviewed law and order situation in the valley.

Security agencies had in July confirmed inputs that Pakistan army-backed terrorist groups are planning to carry out a major attack on Indian soil. Inputs have been received by the security and spy agencies that after the successful conduct of Panchayat elections in the state, terrorist groups have been asked to carry out an attack on forces. 

(With inputs from agencies)


 

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Last month, the central government had moved 10,000 central forces personnel to valley following National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval visit