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Army’s summer strategy in place at LoC with temperatures expected to rise in Kashmir

The Army has put its summer strategy in place along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan even as security agencies expect terror activities to increase during the approaching summer in Kashmir.

The measures include grid-wise force multipliers at the LoC.

The move also comes on the back of the terror attacks claimed by The Resistance Front (TRF), which security agencies believe is yet another proxy group launched by Pakistan. Sources in the security agencies said the TRF is nothing but a front for Islamabad to give terror attacks an indigenous spin and attract local recruits.

“Pakistan has already cranked up the supply tap (infiltration of terrorists) at the LoC. The ceasefire violations are for that only,” a source in the security establishment told ThePrint, adding terrorists in the Valley will also increase their activities that currently focus on soft targets like policemen on patrol or those at checkpoints.

“We expect this to go up in the coming weeks,” the source said, and added that the security forces are already on the offensive even as precautions are being taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Army shifts to summer strategy
A senior Army officer said the force has shifted to its summer strategy under which there is greater deployment of troops along the LoC to ensure the infiltration attempts are thwarted.

The strategy involves multiple grid-based security and deployment of more lethal and detection-based systems.

On 5 April, five terrorists were killed in an operation along the LoC in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district after they infiltrated from Pakistan. Five commandos of the Army were also killed in action.

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