Punjab Seeks More Paramilitary Forces

Punjab Seeks More Paramilitary Forces

Chandigarh: Punjab has asked for more security forces to be deployed followed by inputs from Pak militants who may try to infiltrate the state.

“We have made a request for additional companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed in the state,” Punjab DGP (Law and Order) H S Dhillon today said without elaborating.

The development comes at a time when Punjab has heightened vigil following Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. People living near villages within the radius of 10 km of the Indo-Pak border were asked to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

Punjab shares 553-km border with Pakistan. It has six districts — Pathankot, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Fazilka, Ferozepur and Tarn Taran, which lie close to the International Border.

On Tuesday, BSF opened fire on seeing suspected movement along the International border in Gurdaspur.