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Pakistan plans sharpshooters along LoC: BSF intelligence report

DCCORRESPONDENT
Published Nov 15, 2014, 8:59 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 2:20 pm IST
'A special squad of Pak army commandos have been placed along the LoC'
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New Delhi: It is learnt some regular Pakistan Army units may have taken over the Rangers’ posts in Sriganganagar sector. BSF personnel also saw some observation towers were set up by Pakistan recently in the Abohar and Gurdaspur sectors in Punjab.

The BSF intelligence reported that phone intercepts along the border indicate that Pakistan army and rangers are planning to deploy snipers and sharpshooters at strategic locations and posts to target Indian soldiers and assets.

 

The Border Security Force intelligence also reported that a special squad of Pak army commandos have been placed at select locations along the IB and LoC, which may attempt to carry out raids and Border Action Team (BAT)-sponsored attacks into the Indian territory.

It also said a large grouping of terrorists has been detected along Sialkot area in Pakistan, which may be planning to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir at a time when assembly polls are scheduled in the state.

The BSF report also stated that agencies have detected a few launch pads for terrorists to infiltrate along either the International Border (IB) or the Line of Control.

The India-Pakistan border, which has been witnessing a series of ceasefire violations in the last few months, is peaceful but tense since last few days, the report said.

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