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Militants' concentration near Indo-Pak border worries army
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September 09, 2008 13:43 IST

Concerned over reports about increasing number of armed militants across the India-Pakistan border to cross over to the Indian side, Army's top commanders have called a meeting in Jammu on Monday to review and chalk out a fresh strategy to foil their attempts.

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"There are reports of mounting terrorists' concentration across the International Border in launching pads, waiting to cross over to Jammu and Kashmir [Images]," Defence Spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel S D Goswami said.

Owing to the reports, the top army commanders have converged in Jammu to review and chalk out fresh strategy with field commanders to undertake urgent measures to counter any infiltration bid by them, he said.

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In this connection, Lieutenant General Tej Saproo, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command, who arrived in Jammu on a two-day official visit to assess the security situation of the region, held detailed discussions with Field Commanders.

General Saproo, along with Lieutenant General Vinay Sharma, General Officer Commanding, Yole based Rising Star Corps, and Major General D L Chowdhary, GOC, 26 Infantry division, also interacted with senior military, para-military and police officers and discussed measures to be adopted to thwart the evil designs of the terrorists, he said.

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The heavy concentration of militants in launching pads has also been picked by the Battlefield Surveillance Radars and Hand-held Thermal Imagers during the past one week after three armed militants infiltrated via Kana Chak Border on August 26.

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