How to Defend vital infrastructure in kashmir valley

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  1. A.V.

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    With the presence of chinese presence and infrastructure building in POK , india must gear up in not only to match but also defend the existing ones.

    1. protection of main bridges, dams and other infrastructure
    2. Military installations of importance
    3. taking advantage of the terrain and climate

    please share your views how to improve the military establishment in the valley especially now when the chinese are trying to encircle the valley from both sides directly.
     
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    Well there could be many things about this but I will start of with a few things

    (1) Logistics is always the biggest problem for J&K. Improve road, and rail connectivity but also increase air links. Espicially now that we have the C-17s, we should focus on being able to land them in almost any location of the state to augument troops ammunition or supplies.

    (2) Don't withdraw from Siachin until a complete solution of J&K is agreed upon by Pakistan and endoresed by China. There is talk of converting it into a peace park and all but if Pakistan can cross the LoC in 99, what guarantee is there that it will respect an undemarcated Siachin?

    (3) Ramp up surveilleance of border areas. The recent parliamentary panel report in the latest Tehelka magazine shows the utter failure of Military Intelligence to keep an eye on border regions espicially on the Chinese side and this needs to be rectified. Drones, satellites e.t.c.s can help in that

    (4) Improve communications in border regions. Lay broadband cables and provide 24/7 electricity so that it becomes cheaper for border forces to maintain presence and less stressful.

    (5) Compensate and win over the locals. Can't emphasize this enough. Ultimately, the locals in the region have to be on your side in any conflict if you want to win it easily. The locals in the border areas should be given special incentives and be given special privilidges even like govt. jobs, scholarships and developement projects like schools roads e.t.c. to incentivise the presence of security forces and build a sense of belonging with them.


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    PS: should'nt this be in the Internal Security section?
     
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    Logistic is not a big problem, Roads are fine over that terrain, What needed is Rail extension..

    Glacier is a critical point from where we cut off PLA and PA link, It wont be ever withdrawal..

    Surveillance is good over J&K now Army operate UAV over J&K, Regarding eastern front Army is working on better Infrastructure, though IAF have everything they need..

    Good Point though Communication is ok for now via Radios, Wireless Broad band is a good Idea..
    All the points above are in active over J&K and more.
     
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    But still i feel we Army people need better Infrastructure..

    We need Cement or concrete Houses / Infrastrucher mainly..
     
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    Kunal, there was a recent report on MI and BRO not meeting its deadlines. From this report it looks like both points 1,3,4 are lacking. And obviously there is a sense of alination in the valley, although ladakh and jammu are better off.
    Border defence units don't know their job: Parliament panel
    All points are being addressed I guess, but they need to be addressed more systematically and effectively.
     
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    BRO is doing his job nicely, Ladak is one good example..

    BRO is working well, If things not going properly it need to be retifed internally..

    Regarding Intel i will say Lack of coordination with Army Intel on ground....
     

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