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Threat of major terrorist attack led to troop deployment in Jammu and Kashmir: Government source 

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WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 28, 2019, 11.14 AM (IST)

The Centre decided to deploy 100 more companies of paramilitary forces in Kashmir valley following major terrorist attack threat, a top government source said. 

Inputs about a major terrorist attack being planned by Pakistan-based terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir is behind the Centre's decision to deploy 100 more companies of paramilitary forces in Kashmir valley, news agency ANI reported quoting a top government source.

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The decision to deploy the troops is to further strengthen the counter-terrorism grid in the state, the report added quoting the same government source.

Regarding National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval's recent trip to the valley, the report quoting the government source said Doval had held a meeting of counter-terrorism grid in Jammu and Kashmir in view of this major terrorist attack threat in the Kashmir valley.

The government airlifted 10,000 troops from various parts of the country to Jammu and Kashmir where it had already deployed over 40,000 paramilitary personnel for Amarnath Yatra.

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

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.

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The decision to deploy the troops is to further strengthen the counter-terrorism grid in the state, the report added quoting the same government source.