Jammu, January 10 (KIP):-Senior Army functionaries have carried out a
detailed survey on why and how militants were able to attack an Army
camp in Uri in September last in which 19 soldiers were killed. As
many as 14 soldiers were burnt alive because of attack on the fuel
After the detailed survey the top functionaries of the Army have
sought help from corps commanders posted in Jammu and Kashmir in
making the Army ready to face sudden attacks from militants. Under the
recommendations include fortifying fuel depots lying on the border,
smart vests with built in codes for identification of troops, load
carrying robots in high altitude to reduce stress among troops.
Other recommendations are laser based wire strike protection
systems for low flying choppers, camouflaging soldiers and armored
vehicles to achieve invisibility.
Emphasis is on keeping fuel stores in safe place instead of
makeshift shelters which could be vulnerable to militant attacks.
In fact upgrading security grid in the border belts has been
given top priority because militants have been tasked to attack Army
camps and units situated close to the LOC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Even the BSF, deployed on the IB in Jammu sector, have been
asked to upgrade the security grid and shift their fuel storage to
safer places so that militants fail to target these fuel stores which
could cause heavy casualty among troops.(KIP)