New Delhi: Pakistan has moved a brigade-sized pressure of round 2,000 troopers to a location inside 30 kms of the Line of Management (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Indian Military sources mentioned on Thursday.
The troops have been positioned within the Bagh and Kotli sector in PoK.
“The troop movement could be a defensive move by Pakistan in the light of heightened tensions with India. The movement and location was confirmed through various intelligence sources including local inputs,” mentioned a senior Military official.
The safety institution is protecting an in depth tab on the troop actions in Pakistan and is exploring if it poses any quick menace to India.
The transfer by the Pakistan Military assumes significance in gentle of the truth that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has threatened within the latest previous of a war-like scenario creating between the 2 international locations after India withdrew particular standing for Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Pakistan has alleged human rights violations by Indian safety forces within the valley and has additionally pledged to face with the Kashmiris.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has alternatively warned that India is not going to shrink back from utilizing its navy power for its defence and that the nation’s adherence to a ‘no first use’ nuclear doctrine is topic to future circumstances.
Indian Military sources additional mentioned, quoting the confessions of two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists captured not too long ago in Jammu and Kashmir, that round 300 skilled militants are ready to enter Indian territory from Pakistan.
“Terrorist groups, particularly the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed, are looking to recruit trained Afghan commanders into their fold. Afghans are being looked at because they are better trained and hardened. There has been a drop in the recruitment of local youth from the valley,” mentioned the official.