Tuesday, May 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Pak moves troops to Sutlej-Ravi corridor

New Delhi, May 20
Over the past three days, Pakistan is reported to have moved the major part of its strategic reserve corp based in frontier town of Peshawar to bolster its defences facing India on the Ferozepore-Ganganagar sector.

The move, according to Army sources, is part of major troop re-deployment undertaken by Pakistan all along the Indo-Pak border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir where two to three new mountain divisions had been inducted.

The sources said the bulk of the Pakistani troop concentration, including its armoured and mechanised formations, was still on the Jehlum-Chenab corridor facing India’s Chamb and Shakargarh bulge sector and along the Chenab-Ravi corridor facing the Lahore-Gurdaspur sector.

Meanwhile, a report from Jammu said Pakistan’s army build-up had assumed a threatening posture with induction of three divisions in Pakistan occupied Kashmir facing the Dras-Siachen axis, Kupwara-Uria axis and the Naushera-Poonch sector.

The report said Pakistanis had massed the troops along the strategic Hajipir pass, one of most widely used infiltration routes in Jammu and Kashmir. PTI


Pakistan deploys Shaheen missiles

Islamabad, May 20
Pakistan has installed Shaheen missiles — which have a range of 750 kilometres — at appropriate points along the border.

It has also informed world powers, including the USA that if India resorted to any adventure, Pakistan would have every right to use all options at its disposal, says The Nation. ANIBack


Pak meeting

Islamabad, May 20
Amid escalating tension along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has convened a joint meeting of his Cabinet and the National Security Council for Wednesday to discuss the situation. He has also invited political leaders and editors on May 22 to discuss the situation. PTI

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