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SOURCE: AFI

Amid an unusual winter with less snowfall than usual, the Indian Army continues to maintain a heightened vigil in the Kashmir Valley against potential infiltration attempts by militants. Officials report that due to the milder winter conditions, all infiltration routes across the Line of Control (LoC) remain accessible, posing a constant security threat.

This lack of heavy snowfall, usually a natural barrier during winter, has extended the window for potential infiltration attempts. Intelligence sources indicate that a significant number of militants remain active in launchpads across the LoC, eager to exploit the open routes.

Consequently, the Indian Army has doubled down on its counter-infiltration measures, deploying troops on a strengthened grid along potential entry points. This strategic decision reflects the army’s proactive approach to addressing the heightened security risk posed by the unusual winter conditions.

The absence of heavy snowfall has not only impacted security dynamics but also raised concerns about water availability in the summer months. With less snow accumulating in the Himalayas, the spring melt is expected to be lower, potentially leading to water shortages later in the year.

This combination of heightened security concerns and potential water scarcity underscores the need for continued vigilance and proactive measures by both the Indian Army and relevant water management authorities. The evolving situation demands close monitoring and a flexible response to ensure long-term stability and security in the region.