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India's Border Force Refutes Reports of Pakistani Troop Mobilization

Sputnik News

17:49 22.09.2016

Some Indian newspapers have reported the increased movement of Pakistani troops along the international border and line of control.

New Delhi (Sputnik) – India's Border Security Force (BSF) has denied having informed the government of the increased movement of additional Pakistani troops along the border.

A high ranking BSF official told Sputnik that there has been no sighting of additional Pakistani troops along the border whatsoever.

Some of the major dailies published in India's national capital New Delhi had reported on Thursday that Pakistan had started to mobilize troops along the Line of Control and the International Border. This they allegedly did out of fear of surgical strikes by India following the Uri attack, not only in the northern sector in Jammu and Kashmir, but also along the western sector in Rajasthan.

"The reports are mere misinterpretations of certain facts by a section of the media. They are untrue," said the official, who wished to remain unnamed.

Nevertheless, a meeting of the Cabinet Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed at length the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Uri attack. Following the meeting, instructions were issued to the Indian Army and the BSF to be exceptionally vigilant along the international border and the Line of Control respectively. According to sources, it was resolved during the meeting that any armed action would not be taken in undue haste as India would examine all possibilities of cornering Pakistan at the diplomatic and economic level prior to hostilities.


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