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    Pakistan moves nine army divisions to Indian border - India

    India is claiming that Pakistan has moved up to 9 army divisions to the Indian border in the Kutch area in a major exercises to test a limited war strategy. Pakistan has denied such propoganda. Is India war-mongering?
    http://www.the-hindu.com/stories/01220001.htm

    India steps up vigil along border

    By Atul Aneja

    NEW DELHI, OCT. 21. India today said it was keeping a close vigil along the
    international border with Pakistan following media reports from Islamabad that the latter
    was conducting a major military exercise near the Rann of Kutch.

    An Army spokesman said Pakistan has not officially informed India about the conduct of
    any exercise. ``The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) has received no
    intimation from his Pakistani counterpart on undertaking any exercise along the borders.''

    The DGMOs of the two countries talk to each other once a week, with the option of
    frequent conversations, if necessary. India and Pakistan, under an existing
    confidence-building accord, are expected to keep each other informed about any
    planned military exercise involving a division of around 10,000 troops or more. Pakistani
    news reports claimed that nine divisions have been mobilised for these manoeuvres.

    Reports from Pakistan, quoting an army spokesman, however dismissed these reports
    as ``concocted.''

    Nevertheless, highly-placed sources in the Government here see these news items as a
    deliberate attempt by the Pakistani establishment to draw international attention to South
    Asia and Kashmir at a time when world attention was riveted on the tensions in West
    Asia and its larger implications on the flow of oil and gas to the rest of the world.

    The sources pointed out that Pakistan has also repositioned its defences in recent
    months. The Pakistani military establishment, they pointed out, was war-gaming the
    concept of ``limited war'' which revolved around testing the limits to which a
    conventional war with India could be fought without the conflict going nuclear.

    Besides, Pakistan was also reshuffling its missile defences. For instance, its M-11
    missiles were now being stored in Sargodha and Gujranwala. The Shaheen and the
    Ghauri missiles were being kept at Fatehganj and Jhelum for deployment around
    Rawalpindi and Peshawar. The short range Hatf-1 was being stored at Attock, with
    Kahuta as the area of deployment.


    [This message has been edited by Malik73 (edited October 22, 2000).]

    #2
    If pakistan has done that, it is extremely stupid.
    India has 38 cores.
    We have 10 i think.
    What are they facting crazy??

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      #3
      Originally posted by Malik73:


      An Army spokesman said Pakistan has not officially informed India about the conduct of
      any exercise. ``The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) has received no
      intimation from his Pakistani counterpart on undertaking any exercise along the borders.''

      The DGMOs of the two countries talk to each other once a week, with the option of
      frequent conversations, if necessary. India and Pakistan, under an existing
      confidence-building accord, are expected to keep each other informed about any
      planned military exercise involving a division of around 10,000 troops or more. Pakistani
      news reports claimed that nine divisions have been mobilised for these manoeuvres.

      Reports from Pakistan, quoting an army spokesman, however dismissed these reports
      as ``concocted.''

      Nevertheless, highly-placed sources in the Government here see these news items as a
      deliberate attempt by the Pakistani establishment to draw international attention to South

      Here we go again..........I am in doubt if pakistan not informed india about excercise or india try to stir the things up for excuse for propaganda war to declare pakistan a "terrorist country".

      I think we have just wait and see.

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        #4
        One of the problems is distrust and miscommunication.

        Pakistan and India have always seen such exrcises as well, not really exercises

        So what's new ?

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          #5
          First thing which i agree with in a long time andhra.

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            #6
            India is just war-mongering in its long term plan of defaming Pakistan, and hoping to have it declared a terrorist state. Now they are blaming the Pakistani media for spreading rumours of 9 divisons moving to the border - yet they themsleves are stepping up a border watch. So who is spreading false rumours and war-mongering?

            http://www.khaleejtimes.com/subcont.htm


            Indian army steps up border watch

            NEW DELHI - The Indian army yesterday said it was stepping up its frontier vigil following reports of a Pakistani troop buildup along the border.
            The Indian army, however, dismissed as 'exaggerated' media reports in Pakistan that Islamabad had moved nine divisions (90,000 troops) for the manoeuvres on the Rann of Kutch along the western Indian state of Gujarat.

            Army spokesman Brigadier S. Ghosh, however, confirmed that Pakistan was conducting manoeuvres and said Islamabad had not given advance notice to India in line with agreements between the neighbours.

            "This time of the year they have such exercises and naturally we have mounted our vigil (on the borders) but the reports in the Pakistani media are exaggerated," the army spokesman said.

            "We do not think Pakistan can muster nine divisions from Marala in the north to the Rann of Kutch in the south because they do not have so many loose divisions," Brigadier Ghosh said, dismissing the Pakistani media reports.

            The Rann of Kutch was the site of an intense tank battle in 1965 when India and Pakistan fought their second war.

            Islamabad on Saturday also dismissed as "totally incorrect" the reports in two local Pakistani newspapers of a large-scale build-up on the Gujarat border. The English-language The News and Urdu daily Jang, both owned by the same group, said around nine army divisions on Thursday started moving to the borders for massive exercises.

            Following a third war between the South Asian neighbours in 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan agreed to inform each other in advance of manoeuvres on their highly-militerised borders.

            They nearly went to war in 1986 when India ordered such an exercise, named "Operation Brass Tacks," which involved tens of thousands of combat troops backed by armour and airpower in the frontier desert state of Rajasthan.

            Pakistan and India are locked in a bitter dispute along their border in the Himalayan state of Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries and claimed by both.

            They came dangerously close to all-out war last year when India launched a full-scale military offensive to evict Pakistani forces and fighters backed by Islamabad from key peaks in Indian Kashmir. -

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              #7
              i typical example of indian newspapers blowing things out of proportion.
              This is what i got from the news.

              No Pakistani troop build-up on border: Fernandes (Updated at 1845 PST)
              SRINAGAR: Indian Defense Minister George Fernandes said on Monday that
              Pakistan was carrying out military
              exercises, but there was no troop build-up
              along the border, it was learnt He said
              Pakistan had brought one division of army
              for exercises and it was almost 70 to 75km
              away from their border. At this distance,
              there was no need to give notice to the
              other country, as there wasn't any challenge
              for India, he added.

              So that was really jumping the gunb by the indian press.
              Nearly 100 km away!!!
              And they made 1 division, into 9.
              Talk about embrassing for the newspaper.

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