November 2006 News

Army Sets Up Mobile Network In J&K

12 November 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: Code named 'mercury blaze', the first ever mobile cellular communication system (mccs) of the army is being tested in operational area of its 16 corps in Jammu and Kashmir. The pilot project is being handled by the army's corps of signals and has come up in Jammu region, an army official said. 'The mccs would replace the old wireless communication system used during counter-insurgency operations in the state,' he said adding the sophisticated technology would ensure faster mobility of troops during anti- terrorist operations. 'It will also enhance battlefield transparency and troops would be able to coordinate and carry out counter- terrorist operations in best possible way,' he asserted. The work on the project was started in January 2006 and would be complete by January next, the officer said. A series of mobile towers and other infrastructure have already been set up in Rajouri, Doda, Udhampur, Nagrota in Jammu and Poonch district.


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