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India to deploy more border guards at international border with Pakistan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-01-07 16:28

NEW DELHI - India will soon deploy more border guards at the international border with Pakistan in the northern states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the recent terror attacks on a key air base, sources said Thursday.

"Some 2,000 additional para-military Border Security Guards personnel may be deployed at the international border in these two states. The move comes after the deadly terror attacks on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot," the sources said.

The Border Security Force mans the international border in Jammu sector and Punjab, while the Indian Army guards the Line of Control in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"The recent terror attacks have indicated the need for more vigil at the international border, given many terrorists sneak into this country from Pakistan using this border, despite it being electrically fenced," the sources said.

Some seven Indian security forces personnel were killed and 20 other injured in the terror attack on the Pathankot air force base, just 30 km from the international border with Pakistan. All the militants were killed and the base secured after an 80-hour operation.

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