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Updated December 16th, 2023 at 22:02 IST

Forces employ advanced tactics to counter infiltration threat amidst heavy snowfall in Kashmir

Security Forces have immensely increased patrolling in more volatile areas along LoC, including districts like Kupwara, Uri sector and Gurez Bandipora

Reported by: Arawat Mehraj
Forces Employ Advanced Strategies to Combat Infiltration Threat
Forces Employ Advanced Strategies to Combat Infiltration Threat (Location in pic: Loran Valley, Poonch) | Image:Republic
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In a strategic response to the meteorological forecast predicting heavy snowfall in the Kashmir region, security forces are gearing up to confront the dual challenge of maintaining order in the snow-covered terrain and preventing infiltration attempts from across the border.

The Meteorological Department has issued warnings of intense snowfall in the coming days, posing a significant challenge for security forces operating in the higher altitude regions. The situation is further complicated by the heightened risk of infiltration attempts from Pakistan, as historical data suggests that adverse weather conditions are often exploited by nefarious elements seeking to breach the borders.

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Before snowfall engulfs hilly terrains near border areas terrorists keep waiting at launch pads situated in PoK and try to Infiltrate prior to snowfall. In orders to stop any possible infiltration activity the jawans of the Indian Army and Border Security Force (BSF) are enforcing strict measures along the Line of Control in various Line of Control (LoC) areas including from north Kashmir to south Kashmir.

Undeterred by the impending challenges, security forces in Kashmir are leveraging the latest weapons and tactics to fortify their positions and ensure the safety of the region. Advanced surveillance equipment, including drones and thermal imaging cameras, has been deployed to enhance border monitoring despite the adverse weather conditions.

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Security Forces collaboratively have immensely increased patrolling in more volatile areas along the LoC, including districts like Kupwara, Uri sector and Gurez Bandipora. With the result of constant patrolling, over 40 terrorists have been neutralised in multiple Anti Infiltration Operations along LoC areas in Kashmir valley this year so far.

In addition to technological advancements, security forces have undergone specialized training to navigate and operate efficiently in snow-covered landscapes. The use of specialized vehicles designed for extreme weather conditions is aiding mobility and rapid response in the event of suspicious activities along the border.

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Government sources have indicated that intelligence agencies are working in tandem with security forces to gather actionable information regarding potential infiltration attempts. The collaborative efforts aim to preemptively thwart any nefarious designs, ensuring the safety and security of the region's residents.

Officials emphasize the importance of public cooperation during this critical period, urging citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly. The integration of community awareness and involvement is viewed as a crucial component of the overall security strategy, strengthening the collective resilience against external threats.

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As Kashmir braces for the anticipated heavy snowfall, security forces remain undaunted, demonstrating their commitment to safeguarding the region. The use of cutting-edge technology, strategic training, and collaborative intelligence efforts underscores a comprehensive approach to counter the multifaceted challenges posed by both nature and external threats.

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Published December 16th, 2023 at 22:02 IST

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