Troop deployment in J&K based on internal security: says MHA

Troop deployment in J&K based on internal security: says MHA

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New Delhi, Aug 2: The Home Ministry on Friday said deployment of paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir was based on security situation there and requirements of rotation, and those things are not discussed in the public domain.Sources in the ministry said 100 companies of central forces had been ordered for deployment about a week ago, which are in the process of reaching their destinations. This has apparently led to speculations of induction of additional forces.

"Based on assessment of internal security situation, training requirements, the need for paramilitary troops to be rotated for rest and recuperation, induction and de-induction of central forces is a continuous and dynamic process", the sources added.It has never been the practice to discuss in public domain the details of deployment and movement of para military forces deployed in a particular theatre.

As many as 25,000 troops of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were ordered to be moved to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, in addition to the 10,000 troops which were deployed there last week.Verbal orders were issued to the security forces in wake of the leaks of 'troop movement', causing a greater anxiety in Jammu and Kashmir.

A top source in the Jammu and Kashmir security setup said the deployment was to guard against the "possible" protests about a decision or event of the government. The forces have been put on high alert.UNI