Troop deployment in J-K based on internal security situation: MHA

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New Delhi, August 2: The government on Friday said that besides the last week’s order to deploy additional 100 companies of Central Para Forces in Jammu & Kashmir, no more personnel are being moved to the state.

Clarifying the position of the government over the reports that additional 280 companies of security forces are in the process of being deployed in the Kashmir Valley, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it is reiterated that 100 companies had been ordered for deployment about a week ago, which are in the process of reaching their destinations. “This has apparently led to speculation of induction of additional forces,” a senior official said.

Sources said that based on the 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”.

They insisted that it had never been the practice to discuss in public domain the details of deployment and movement of paramilitary forces deployed in a particular theatre.

Media reports quoting sources in Srinagar on Friday suggested that over 280 companies of security forces are in the process of being deployed in the Kashmir Valley. They suggested that the forces, mostly CRPF personnel, are being deployed in vulnerable spots in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley, they said.