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Army troops defuse six mines in Jammu

india Updated: Jan 24, 2007 13:00 IST

In a major demining operation aimed at clearing the land along the Indo-Pak border for farming, Army troops have defused six mines in the Ramgarh sector in this district, official sources said.

Army has launched an area specific demining operation along IB in Ramgarh sector of the district since Tuesday and cleared six anti-personnel mines till now.

The area of specific demining operation was necessary in view of the state government's resolve to clear agricultural land from the mines laid during the Indo-Pak border build up in 2001, they said.

The operation has been launched to free the agricultural land from the mines and pave way for re-starts of farming activities along the borderline, they said.

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