Jammu, July 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian authorities have deployed 200 high-powered bulletproof vehicles in sensitive locations along with the forces’ personnel in the name of ensuring safe and secure Amarnath Yatra.
These vehicles, as per reports, are equipped with a high-powered automatic mapping facility, and the ability to move easily in planes, forests, water as well as places on heights. Besides, the key specialization of these vehicles is to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Many of the 200 vehicles have “Deep Penetrating Radar (DPR) to detect IEDs on routes connecting Srinagar and Jammu to Hindus Amarnath cave shrine. An official claimed that if under attack, these vehicles cannot be damaged from the explosion of IED weighing nearly 25 kg.
The official said that these vehicles were pressed into IIOJK considering the 43-day Amarnath Yatra that started on June 30 and culminate on August 11.
The so-called security has also been tightened in IIOJK with special emphasis on the use of over 130 sniffer dogs on the vehicle routes heading towards the Amarnath cave.
Over 200 drones are being used on twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal to keep a tab on each and every activity, said the official.
High-tech gadgets like IED detectors and binoculars are being used “first time” during the annual pilgrimage, the official said, adding “these gadgets include some of them manufactured by Israel”.