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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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