|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Discuss | Email | Print | Get latest news on your desktop
No troop mobilisation on Pak border: Army
November 30, 2008 19:11 IST
The Indian Army [Images] is not mobilising troops on the border with Pakistan in the wake of Mumbai terror strikes, a senior Army official said on Sunday scotching speculation in this regard.
"We have not received any orders from the government for moving our troops to the borders and there will be no (2002) Operation Parakram-like mobilisation," the official told PTI in New Delhi [Images].
After the Parliament attack in December 2002, India had mobilised troops on the western front creating an eyeball-to-eyeball situation for 11 months but no war was fought.
The official also said the border ceasefire was well in place and there was no move to call it off as reported in some sections of the media.
India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along the borders in Kashmir in November 2003, allowing Islamabad [Images] to divert more troops for quelling a raging Taliban-led insurgency in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
The army official said there was no Pakistani troop movement along the border with India as had been reported by the media in the neighbouring country.
"Its a false propaganda that they (Pakistan) are redeploying their troops from Afghanistan border to here. They, in fact, need more troops in that region to fight with the Taliban [Images] terrorists," he said.
Around 90,000 to 100,000 Pakistani troops are fighting pro-Taliban militants in the tribal region of Waziristan.
Email | Print | Get latest news on your desktop