Pakistan Army is strengthening its supply line with newly established
ammunition dumps close to the International Border with India.
Agencies keeping close eyes on the border development prepared a report
suggesting Pakistan Army has built four ammunition dumps in Shakargarh
bulge near the India Pakistan border.
Shakargarh Bulge is very
strategically important because, during the previous wars with Pakistan,
India has fought massive battles with and won significant victories.
Pakistan Army has made four dumps in the Kot, Satrah, Daska and
Gujranwala of Shakargarh Bulge.
development in Shakargarh Buldge is very alerting. This area is very
close to Pathankot, Kathua and India’s National Highway-1 connecting
Kashmir to the rest of the country and passes few kilometres from near
the International border. In case of war these dumps can play a
significant role,” said a senior defence source.
In his earlier
report, the Border Security Force (BSF) has said that Pakistan is trying
to strengthen its security deployment along the International Border
with India. As per the report, Pakistan has built two ammunition depot
in Rahim Yar Khan across Jaisalmer to ensure that its forces receive
arms on the border in no time.
As per sources, Pakistan has also
built helipads in the premises of the ammunition depot to further assist
its soldiers along the border. The depot is merely 37 kilometres away
from the Indian border. In another depot in Bahawalpur, Pakistan has
built many bunkers to save their ammunition in case of an attack by the
Indian Air Force (IAF). The bunkers would also allow Pakistan to place
its missiles in close proximity to the border.
bunkers to missiles and even warships, China has been assisting Pakistan
in modernising its military. Through the Pakistan-China Fiber Optic
Project, China has been setting up 820-kilometre long optical fibre
cable between the Khunjerab Pass on the China-Pakistan border and
Rawalpindi. The optical fibre being laid as a part of the China-Pakistan
Economic Corridor (CPEC) has improved the communication capabilities of
the Pakistani Army to a huge extent.
suggest that Pakistan’s ISI has given anti-thermal jackets to terrorists
so that they can evade detection by thermal imaging devices installed
by India near the LoC and International Border. Security forces are on
alert after the intelligence report of terrorists trying to enter India
by wearing these jackets.
Indian agencies had received
information about such jackets when Pakistani Rangers had violated the
ceasefire and fired at the BSF. The action could not be captured by the
night devices but when the video footage was minutely observed, it was
found that the firing had been from an extremely close range.