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Pakistan Will Add 60,000 Troops to Patrol Afghan Border

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  1. Reichsmarschall

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    Pakistan Will Add 60,000 Troops to Patrol Afghan Border
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    Faseeh Mangi
    August 8, 2018, 4:04 PM GMT+5 Updated on August 8, 2018, 5:57 PM GMT+5

    • Military has fenced about 13 percent of the disputed border

    • U.S. has accused Pakistan of allowing safe haven for militants

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    Pakistan will add as many as 60,000 troops to boost its patrols along its disputed border with Afghanistan in an effort to curb the flow of insurgents passing between the two nations, according to military officials familiar with the matter.



    Forty percent of the troops have already been recruited in the exercise, which is expected to take two years, the officials said, asking not to be identified so they could discuss sensitive troop movements. About 13 percent of a fence planned along the 1,456 mile-long disputed border has also been completed, they said. The armed force’s media department didn’t respond to a request for comment.



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    Pakistani military patrol border fence.

    Photographer: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images
    The move will consolidate Pakistan’s border operations, which have been beefed-up in recent years after widespread insecurity wracked the country following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Domestic terror-related violence is now at its lowest in more than a decade. The army, which has 661,000 regular and paramilitary troops, have previously been more focused on the country’s eastern border with arch-rival neighbor India, with which it’s fought three wars against since British India’s partition in 1947. The two continue to contest the disputed region of Kashmir.



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    Pakistan has come under increasing pressure to act against the Afghan Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani network since President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of allowing them safe haven. In January, Trump suspended military aid to the nuclear-armed nation and accused Pakistan of giving “lies and deceit” in return for years of U.S. funding.

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    Pakistan's terrorist violence has dropped to lowest in more than a decade



    Source: South Asia Terrorism Portal

    Both Pakistan and Afghanistan have denounced the other for harboring insurgents, prompting relations to drastically sour in the past year. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said Pakistan is waging an “undeclared war of aggression” against his nation and has threatened armed confrontation over the fence construction across the disputed Durand Line, which divided the largely ethnic Pashtun communities in the region during British colonial rule.

    Pakistani officials have said the fence across the mountainous border is needed to stop the flow of militants crossing into both countries. Islamabad has often blamed Afghan nationals and refugees for bombings and attacks in Pakistan. More than 2 million refugees live in Pakistan and the government has said those camps are breeding grounds for insurgency.

    The border is porous and has 235 crossing points, some frequently used by militants and drug traffickers, of which 18 can be accessed by vehicles, according to a report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network research group in October.

    “It may not stop every terrorist, but it will deter them,” said Ikram Sehgal, a former military officer and chairman of Pathfinder Group, Pakistan’s largest private security company. “If you are serious about no encroachment, this is necessary.”

    However, the AAN report said the Taliban can move with ease between the two countries in the often lawless border lands and are usually waved through by Pakistan security forces. Pakistan’s military has long denied supporting militant groups.

    Khan Pledge
    After winning last month’s national election, incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan promised to work for peace in Afghanistan and told Ghani in a call after his victory that he would visit Kabul at an unspecified time.

    “If there is peace in Afghanistan, there will be peace in Pakistan,” said Khanin a televised victory speech from Islamabad last month.

    However, there are questions as to how much influence he will have over foreign policy, which has long been the domain of the military. Pakistan’s generals are accused of supporting the Afghan Taliban to counter its fears of Indian encirclement and influence in Afghanistan.

    Pakistan’s forces have directly ruled the nation for almost half of its 71-year history and has defined the nation’s role in world affairs for decades. It continues to assert its authority on the civilian government and the run-up to the election this year was tarred by widespread allegations of military manipulation.

    Analysts also see Khan as a pliant prime minister who won’t challenge the army’s hold over foreign and national security policies. Both Khan and the army have denied the allegations.

    @Zibago @tps77 how will @Sarah Ahmadzai cross durand line now?
     
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    Bad news for 'Murica, India and Afghanistan.
     
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    What about Balochistan? A much bigger presence is needed there imo
     
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    how about all these 60000 trained to mining and they daily install 5 mines each person
     
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    Why not fencing border and using CCTVs , drones, UAVs and some highly professional jets
    Becoz of mines , there could be a lot of problems
     
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    She was able to cross her cousins wont be
     
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    By getting proper tourist visa of Pakistan Ouuuch:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    what? i just read DISPUTED BORDER in this article:mad::close_tema:
     
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    Pakistan to deploy 60,000 more troops at Afghan border to stop terrorism: Sources


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    RAWALPINDI - Pakistan will deploy 60,000 more troops at Pak Afghan border to curtail movement of militants, Bloomberg citing military officials reported.

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    The military officials requested for anonymity informed The Bloomberg that 40 percent of the aforementioned number of troops has already been recruited in the exercise and it will likely take two years.

    The military officials also said about 13 percent of the fencing at Pak-Afghan border, which is 1456 miles long area, has also been completed.

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    The Pak-Afghan border has 235 crossing points and it is porous. Some crossing points are used by the militants and drug traffickers, according to the report.
     
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    Pakistan to deploy 60,000 more troops at Afghan border to stop terrorism: Sources

    RAWALPINDI - Pakistan will deploy 60,000 more troops at Pak Afghan border to curtail movement of militants, Bloomberg citing military officials reported.
    The military officials requested for anonymity informed The Bloomberg that 40 percent of the aforementioned number of troops has already been recruited in the exercise and it will likely take two years.

    The military officials also said about 13 percent of the fencing at Pak-Afghan border, which is 1456 miles long area, has also been completed.

    The Pak-Afghan border has 235 crossing points and it is porous. Some crossing points are used by the militants and drug traffickers, according to the report.
    https://timesofislamabad.com/09-Aug...sources?version=amp&__twitter_impression=true



     
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    These are fc new wings to replace army and take over so not all could be new add on but some are replacements

    73-76 new wings are called out some for cepec and Perhaps 60 or so wings for western border

    Not sure why considered new news ??
     
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    Man it
    Bomb it
    Mine it

    Just stop Afghans getting into our country and kick the the namak haram trash already here OUT


    Lets remind ourselves these Afghan bastards have just voted against a U.N report condemning indian oppression in Kashmir

    Any mercy we have for these wretched people must end and we should actively look to harm them as a state
     
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    disputed border? did a afghani write the article?
     
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    So now we have 60000+ troops extra or we’re taking them from existing reserves and resources?
    In a way the Indians have secured a big victory with this, they now have us boxed in from two fronts which relieves their made up fretting on two fronts.
     
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    These troops are all FC Para militaries. And can be considered light infantry recruited from the area.
     
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