Jammu, January 01: A major security concern has come up after the mobiles of people living in the areas near Jammu-Pathankot national highway in Jammu and Kashmir have started catching signals of mobile telecom operators of Pakistan.
Though the Defence ministry have remained tight lipped over the issue but it is believed that Pakistan has increased its mobile tower range near the international border. In a Tribune report, the telecom operators Mobilink, Zong and PakUfone which belong to Pakistan are being tracked by mobile phone of people near National Highway.
This is causing a fear among tourists and pilgrims and has raised concerns towards the security of Jammu and Kashmir State which has always remained on the terror radar.
There have been a number of terror incidents which have taken place on the highway in recent years and it is believed that this strong mobile signal strength on this side of the border might have been given to help Pakistani terrorists in their operations. The Defence Ministry has not responded on the issue so far.
A technical expert has confirmed that installation of tower or radiation equipment within a radius of 10 km from the border on the either side is not allowed to the neighboring country.