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LoC in Rajouri-Poonch hills to be fenced

Anil Bhatt in Rajouri | May 13, 2003 14:08 IST

In a bid to plug infiltration of terrorists into troubled Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir, the 280 km Line of Control in the rocky and coniferous woods of Rajouri-Poonch sector is being fenced, a senior army officer said.

"We have begun the border fencing work along the LoC for the first time in Rajouri-Poonch sector to stop infiltration of Pak ultras into the state," General Officer Commanding, 16 corps, Lt. Gen T P S Brar said.

This is the second major step in plugging infiltration along the Indo-Pak border in J&K after border fencing along the international border, Gen Brar said. "The LoC fencing would be major way to stop them [terrorists] from entering the state and engineer trouble," the corps commander said.

The work is underway at eight to nine places in Rajouri-Poonch sector, he added.

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Sub: Good task

ha, what a sigh of relief. I was always wondering why couldn't they do this before. But this alone will not stop infiltration. Measures like ...

Posted by Ivar

Sub: Fencing... good if they can complete it!

Hope the Army would be able to complete the fencing work and not have to face constant firing from Pak Rangers... fences work.. even along ...

Posted by sunny chakraborty

Sub: how naive !!!

i guess our army commanders r intelligent enough to tackle the problem of infiltration. if they have decided that fencing wud make their job easier ...

Posted by chandra sekhar

Sub: Re: Loc fencing in Rajouri-Poonch

Probably it would be wrong to suggest to our competent corps of engineers in the Indian Army about the type of fencing they should put ...

Posted by Ramakrishnan

Sub: Read the reply nitin

Can you tell me one thing. A thief can loot your house even if it's locked, it depends upon the smartness of the thief. But ...

Posted by Raj


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