Poonch, January 11
Pakistan has deployed several Army Brigades along the Indo-Pak border in Jehlum-Chenab and Chenab-Ravi corridors in the recent days sparking concern in the Indian security forces, defence sources said here today.
Sources said: “Several brigades involved in the war against Taliban in north-western tribal belt have been withdrawn and deployed along the Jehlum-Chenab corridor in the past one week.” Some troops have also been deployed at the Chinab-Ravi corridor.
“Pakistan wants to put pressure on the US by shifting troops from anti-Taliban operations. They are deploying them on border in the name of safeguarding its frontiers with India” by taking advantage of the tensions following the Mumbai terror attacks, they said.
Pakistan has deployed several brigades (each comprising 4,000 to 6,000 personnel), including 33 brigade, 27 brigade, 7 brigade, 28 brigade, 331 brigade, two battalions (with 1,000 personnel each) of 37 Punjab and 39 Punjab Rawalkote in Hajira, Mandol, Hajipeer, Uri, Bhimber, Nikial, Kotli, Sailkote, Zafarwal, Neelam valley and other areas, sources said.
“The deployment has been a surprising move. It is an area of concern for us,” they said adding that the Pakistani side has already cleaned the bunkers along the borderline