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India has deployed additional troops along LoC, standing committee told

Updated Oct 20, 2016 03:43pm


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India has deployed additional contingents of troops along the Line of Control (LoC) and aircraft squadrons on forward bases, Senator Mushahid Hussain told the media in Islamabad on Thursday.

The chairman senate standing committee on defence was briefing the media after a Senate Standing Committees on Defence and Foreign Affairs on relations with India and Afghanistan.

After a rise in Pak-India tensions, India has deployed additional contingents of troops along the LoC, Mushahid said.

Additionally, India has brought Su-35 aircraft squadrons to forward bases, the senator said.

Pakistan's armed forces are on high alert and ready to respond to any Indian 'misadventures' in a 'befitting' manner, he added.

Mushahid added that India has violated the ceasefire agreement 58 times over the past month after the Uri attack and 103 times during the past year and that there have been 213 border violations by Afghanistan.

Indian forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir twice on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring three people.

The senator also condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks against Pakistan at the BRICS summit in Goa over the weekend.

Modi at BRICS urged leaders to take a strong and united stand against the "mothership of terrorism" in the South Asian region, in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan.

India is yet to present evidence of a 'surgical strike', he said.

He said 79 new wings have been created for Pak-Afghan border management.

The senator said there were plans for 78 new crossing points along the Pak-Afghan border.

16 such crossing points have been decided on, he added.


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Aawara Oct 20, 2016 02:48pm

Ok..What the contingency plan then. Please brief that as well.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Oct 20, 2016 03:00pm

All this is done to divert the attention from November 2nd ehtisaab dharna. The nation stands united against any Indian aggression. However is not willing to give up on Panama Leaks and Lahore Model Town massacre.

Imran Oct 20, 2016 02:59pm

India is all negative and hostility.

Shakeel Ahmed Oct 20, 2016 03:06pm

Ignore India's mischievous behaviour. Carry on with life as if normal. Every time Pak picks up a counter response, it boosts the ego of Delay. Keep kool buddies.

Zak Oct 20, 2016 03:08pm

@Aawara Pakistan army is the most professional, well disciplined and strongest in the world, we are always vigilant and 100 steps ahead of the enemy , So we common people should fully trust our Army and can rest easy.

Zak Oct 20, 2016 03:06pm

@Imran Yes, Pakistan is all about positivity ,peace and creativity.

tamil Oct 20, 2016 03:10pm

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan India never attacked other nation except in self defence,

Mohamed S Qureshi Oct 20, 2016 03:07pm

Nothing to worry.deploy your extra forces too..then you will see them pulling back

Ramon Oct 20, 2016 03:10pm

@Zak well said !!

pakistani Oct 20, 2016 03:16pm

@Zak Indeed , world's strongest and battle hardened army.

Garry Oct 20, 2016 03:16pm

some how India is very clever.

sana Oct 20, 2016 03:15pm

Pakistan Army takes gold in Exercise Cambrian Patrol held in UK

Pakistan Army is numero uno in all fields ,

Talha Oct 20, 2016 03:15pm

Increased Indian shelling on LoC before November 2 would indicate towards a pattern that seems to be developing.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Oct 20, 2016 03:18pm

@tamil : Great. Then there is nothing to worry about as Pakistan is peace loving country and like to have peace and good relations with our neighbors.

Mark Oct 20, 2016 03:26pm

India does not have Su-35.

indian Oct 20, 2016 03:30pm

@Mark Yes sadly we don't and our existing fighters are old and falling apart, we cannot risk taking on Pakistan ,So all this posturing is for domestic consumption, albeit very costly one .

Vikram Oct 20, 2016 03:33pm

@Garry : I do agree

indian muslim Oct 20, 2016 03:33pm

We deplore, condemn and totally reject the policies of hindu nationalist BJP Govt,

Azhar - Indian Oct 20, 2016 03:37pm

Ashamed of being an Indian.

Desi Dimag Oct 20, 2016 03:47pm

India has a right to protect her territory.

Proud t0 be an Indian Kashmiri Oct 20, 2016 03:49pm

Why it's bothering our neighbor country. We are increasing the number of troops on the Indian side of the Kashmir

Sympathiser Oct 20, 2016 03:52pm

@Shakeel Ahmed well said... But then how many will realise this

selva Oct 20, 2016 03:53pm

What's wrong in that. Every country has the right to place their armed forces anywhere with in their border.

Deb Oct 20, 2016 04:05pm

India doesn't have SU-35

lafanga Oct 20, 2016 04:08pm

Ever since Modi took over, he has been itching to start hostilities with Pakistan. Don't get fooled by the Dec stopover in Lahore. That was just a smokescreen to show the world that he is serious in peace with Pakistan but Pakistan is not. If India is serious then let the independent body like UN probe the Uri and Pathankot attacks and then sit down with Pakistan and resolve all issues peacefully including Kashmir.

It's in no one's interest to start a war but if India starts it then it will be disastrous not only for Pakistan but India as well. I hope there are still some sane people left in India to stop this madness by Modi and BJP.

Baaz Oct 20, 2016 04:19pm

India don't have SU35 dear

Mohan Oct 20, 2016 04:21pm

Please first decide on number of ceasefire violations , cause every authority is having different numbers

Tamil Guru Oct 20, 2016 04:39pm

"Additionally, India has brought Su-35 aircraft squadrons to forward bases, the senator said."

Senator Mushahid Hussain, FYI, India does not possess Su-35 aircraft.

Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S. A Oct 20, 2016 04:44pm

@tamil Attacks on unarmed Kashmir is part of self defense too?

Patriot Oct 20, 2016 04:46pm

India does not operate or possess Su-35.

Khwarezmi Oct 20, 2016 04:53pm

Narinder Modi has been a disaste for peace.

Raja Oct 20, 2016 05:23pm

@Imran your govt. Is just trying to divert attention from panama leaks. Dont get fooled by this.

FZ Khan Oct 20, 2016 05:24pm

@lafanga Rightly said.

Jasjeet Singh Sandhu Oct 20, 2016 05:28pm

India does not have Su-35s!

Hind Oct 20, 2016 06:05pm

@Azhar - Indian why?

Riaz Oct 20, 2016 06:46pm

May be Su 35 is also imagination just like surgical strike.

Zia Oct 20, 2016 06:52pm

And here IK is busy in upcoming Dharna show.

drive123 Oct 20, 2016 07:02pm

Supporting terrorism will have an overhead.....both for India as well as low cost affair...

Rajdeep Saikia Oct 20, 2016 07:34pm

India operates Su 30 MKI....India doesnt possess Su 35....

Prateik Oct 20, 2016 07:57pm

Both sides are ready to respond to 'misadventures'.

nithya Oct 20, 2016 07:56pm

@Mark India didn't need su35

Raunak Oct 20, 2016 08:23pm

@sana .. Thats just an exercise..not a competition like World cup or Olympics... Please visit their official site..

Peace Oct 20, 2016 08:39pm

Your Govt. is diverting attention from corruption charges. India does not have Su-35

satish Oct 20, 2016 09:07pm

India needs only 5 minutes for Russia to deliver su 35

Sunil Dhiman Oct 20, 2016 09:37pm

Proud of Indian Army & Forces Jai Hind!!

sajed syed Oct 20, 2016 10:04pm

The videos of surgical strikes will be released next year before crucial elections in UP.

Good Guy Oct 20, 2016 10:38pm

India does need to give any proof of surgical strike and if Pakistan think nothing happened then there is no case and everybody happy.

Hopeful Oct 20, 2016 10:51pm

@Aawara Would you like to report the contingency plan to India?

a Oct 21, 2016 12:27am

@Imran Really ?

Prashanth Oct 21, 2016 01:15am

@Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S. A ,Indeed

Mike London Oct 21, 2016 05:03am

@Zak , ha.. ha..

SyedChaudhryGangaDinKhan Oct 21, 2016 05:37am

Lodge another protest, raise the issue with China and at the UN. Ask Modi to apologize for such aggressive actions.

Zak Oct 21, 2016 05:58am

@tamil Goa, Sikkim, Hyderabad, East Pakistan, China border, Junagargh, manabao, Assam, manipur, Andeman islands, IOK. All attacked by India first. Learn the truth.

Zak Oct 21, 2016 05:59am

@Garry india is so clever, other leaders snubbed india and left quickly.

Zak Oct 21, 2016 06:00am

@Desi Dimag kashmir is an independent country awaiting UN plebiscite. See the civilian brutal murders there daily. You will know, where they belong.

Himmat Oct 21, 2016 06:16am

This is just a gimmick to drain economy.

The Fake ZAK Oct 21, 2016 03:29pm

@Zak - NOW I am really REALLY FRUSTRATED with you ZAK......go and read the UN resolution and then talk.

D.K. PAMNANI Oct 21, 2016 03:30pm

So what, why worried. We have right to take this step for our security.

Iftikhar Husain Oct 21, 2016 03:52pm

Pakistan Army is ready to respond any time.

Aniket Oct 21, 2016 04:54pm

@Imran when you point one finger towards someone, four fingers point towards yourself. got it or need explaination??

Aniket Oct 21, 2016 05:06pm

@lafanga wait!, see!, you are pointing one finger towards India, there are four fingers pointing towards you. Now ponder why those four fingers accusing you? I am sure you will find the answers too.

Mubashir Oct 21, 2016 05:08pm

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan 'However is not willing to give up on Panama Leaks and Lahore Model Town massacre.'

absolutely. Appears like diversionary tactics from the issues the nation is burning with.

Aniket Oct 21, 2016 05:42pm

@indian muslim Please state .. which policies you are against to..

Aniket Oct 21, 2016 05:51pm

@Zak Here is an article "The Pursuit of Kashmir" by Ms Zaib un Nisa Aziz in Herald, Requesting you to go through it. This will help you to evolve your opinion on Kashmir. Please find the URL below:

no no.. no need to say Thank you.

BOSS Oct 21, 2016 08:53pm

@Zak oh yes quite right and thts why so many internal probs

Syed Chishti Oct 22, 2016 02:16am

This time any misadventure by India must be responded with equally or more powerful force than India could have ever conceived. India must not be taken for granted as they want to become regional power at the cost of Pakistan. This dream of India should just remain a dream. Pakistan's sovereignty has been challenged time and again, and it must be responded with use of maximum force to defend the identity and sovereignty of Pakistan at any cost, whatever it may take to ensure Pakistan stays sovereign.

Sunil Sethi Oct 22, 2016 06:39pm

We will do what is in our interest.