Fearing terror push by Pak in Samba, Kathua; army trains border residents to spot ultras
After the shelling from Pakistan on International border which has hit the border villages in Samba, and Kathua hard the Indian army now apprehends that there could be major push to push terrorists, and engineer terror acts in these districts. Lt General KJ Singh, who is the GoC in C western command warned the residents of border areas, and asked the ex-servicemen to remain vigilant, and aware of the designs of the terror operators.
To counter the Pakistani attempts to foment trouble in the peaceful area, the troops are now imparting training to border residents to identify terrorists who have crossed from across the border. This will help the civilians to know whether a jawan in military dress is from India or has crossed over from Pakistan. Someone who infiltrates from across the border may be dressed like an Indian soldier but he makes so many mistakes that it becomes obvious that they have just crossed the border.
General Singh also said that Indian soldiers have been asked not to take lift in a civilian vehicle. Indian soldiers operate in large groups whereas the terrorists dont move in groups larger than four. They are not dressed properly, look shabby, and speak a different language most of the times.
To ensure safety of the residents, the government is also planning to construct safe bunkers along the border. However, the priority right now is to shift the people to safer areas but the government does not want the civilians to vacate the border completely.