Pak cancels leave of soldiers amid growing tensions with India

December 26th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec 26 (ANI): In the wake of tension between Pakistan and India, the leaves of Pakistani soldiers have been cancelled.

Army has been put on high alert and Pakistan Air Force remained vigilant for the protection of airspace, The News quoted sources, as saying.

The contacts with friendly countries and military partners have been activated.

Defence analysts said that the troops withdrawal from FATA and NWFP would likely to happen in case of escalation of tension on eastern border.

Pakistan has moved a number of new brigades to the frontier in the Lahore sector. The forces were deployed along the LoC and the international border to protect vital points.

The Pakistan Armys 10th Brigade has been moved to forward areas in Lahore and 3rd Armoured Brigade, normally held in reserve, has been moved to Jhelum.

The Pakistan Armys 10th and 11th Divisions have also been put on high alert and these forces have been stationed in areas facing Rajouri and Poonch sectors of Kashmir.

Indian forces have also increased vigil along the border in response to the increased activity of the Pakistani military. The Indian Army and IAF quick reaction teams (QRTs) have also been deployed along the borders in the Western Sector. (ANI)

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