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    JammuTroops told to fortify fuel stores in the border belts

    Troops told to fortify fuel stores in the border belts

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    , 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
    depots.

    After the detailed survey the top functionaries of the Army have
    sought help from corps commanders posted in Jammu and 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)

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