I-Day: Security activated along LoC in J&K
A round-the-clock vigilance has been set up by the Indian Army to prevent infiltration and suicide attacks.india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 17:26 IST
The Army has stepped up patrolling along the 742-km Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as part of multi-tier security arrangements to foil any attempts by terrorists to disrupt Independence Day celebrations.
"Multi-tier security has been activated along the LoC and intensified round-the-clock patrolling is being carried out to prevent infiltration and suicide attacks by terrorists in forward areas," a top Army official said.
Troops guarding the border with Pakistan have been put on alert and a high degree of vigilance is being maintained, he said.
While the first tier of security is maintained by the Army along with the border fencing, the police and village defence committees (VDCs) are acting as the second and third tier of security, a top police officer said.
"Night curfew has also been imposed in the area in one to two kms along the Indo-Pak border as a security measure to conduct any operation," the officer said.
Border outposts (BOPs), observation posts (OPs) and bunkers have also been directed to remain vigilant around the clock and inhabitants of border areas asked to remain alert.
"There are possibilities of terrorist attacks on these installations," the Army official said, adding that security has also been strengthened in and around Army camps and formation headquarters in the state.