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Pak Army’s buildup on Rajasthan borders

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New Delhi : The Border Security Force has raised alarm bells on the Pakistan Army’s heightened security deployment at two places on the international border with Rajasthan as it saw pile-up of arms and ammunition and building of the bunkers.

In a report to the Home Ministry, Pakistan has built two ammunition depots — one at Rahim Yar Khan across Jaisalmer and another at Bahawalpur across north of Rajasthan touching Punjab.

The BSF that guards the borders in Rajasthan also reported construction of the helipads at both the ammunition depots, just 37 km away from the border.


It suspects that many bunkers have been built at the Bahawalpur depot to protect the ammunition in case of an attack by the Indian Air Force. These bunkers will also enable Pakistan to place its missiles in close proximity to the international border.

The Home Ministry sources said the BSF inputs have been shared with the Defence Ministry for reinforcement of the Army around the two places.

They said the intelligence agencies have also reported anti-thermal jackets being used by the terrorists entering India from Pakistan. These jackets are obviously supplied by the Pakistan Army as they help the terrorists evade the detection by thermal imaging devices installed by India near both Line of Control (LoC) and IB.

Both Army and BSF have been put on alert by increasing deployment of forces to keep an eye on any attempts by the terrorists to enter India using these jackets.

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