As Amit Shah tightens the screws on Kashmir, it is now learnt that more troops have been ordered for Kashmir on an immediate basis. Officials have said the Union home ministry has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on an “immediate” basis. 100 more companies will come in later.
They said the Union home ministry has ordered the deployment of 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on July 25 on an “immediate” basis. Officials said that 100 more companies are expected to be sent to the valley.
One CAPF company comprises of 100 jawans. These personnel will come from CRPF (50 companies), SSB (30) and ITBP (10) and BSF (10). They will be airlifted and going by trains. Already 65 battalions (one battalion = 1000 personnel) are there in the valley.
With Hurriyat’s fangs pulled out, Pakistan in the dock, and move to go for the Rajya Sabha majority well under way, BJP might be poised to do something really big on Kashmir very soon.