December 2002 News

India deploying radars to check J&K infiltration

11 December 2002
The Hindustan Times
Agence France-Presse

New Delhi: Indian security forces have begun procuring and deploying special surveillance equipment along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to check insurgency, Defence Minister George Fernandes said on Wednesday. ''The army headquarters has recommended procurement of surveillance equipment along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir,'' Fernandes told the Rajya Sabha. ''Accordingly, surveillance equipment like Battle Field Surveillance Radars, Hand-held Thermal Imagers and Unattended Ground Sensors are being procured and deployed along the LoC,'' he added. In reply to a separate question, Minister of State for External Affairs Digvijay Singh told the Lok Sabha that India has handed over a list of ''telecommunication towers being used by terrorists'' to the United States. These towers are allegedly located in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. ''India and the United States share assessment and information on infiltration and other indicators of Pakistan''s support to cross-border terrorism in India, which includes terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,'' Singh said.


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