Surge in Troops Sparks Panic in Kashmir
The Hindu|July 28, 2019
Surge in Troops Sparks Panic in Kashmir

10,000 more personnel to be deployed; move attributed to Amarnath Yatra

Vijaita Singh

As panic gripped Jammu and Kashmir over the additional deployment of 10,000 troops, a senior official said the movement was necessary as the security forces deployed in the Kashmir Valley were “stretched” in securing the Amarnath Yatra route.

K. Vijay Kumar, adviser to the Governor, told The Hindu, “Infusion of reinforcements is a calibrated response after a joint assessment of security forces, especially as a substantial number had been deployed on Yatra-related security.”

‘For effective planning’

“There is no need to panic; extra personnel are being deployed so we could plan security operations effectively. Our hands were full as the Amarnath Yatra is going on,” another official said.

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July 28, 2019