Kashmir: The government of Pakistan, had decided to expand the mobile coverage in Jammu and Kashmir which is specifically designed to help Pakistan-trained terrorists infiltrating into the valley.
People familiar to the matter said that they will also neutralise the impact of future communication barrier which are imposed by the government.
According to an official in New Delhi, their plan is to tamper the existing telecom towers and build new ones has been in the works for about a year.
The Pakistani foreign ministry tried very hard to sabotage the communication blockade order dbin Kashmir after the decision of August 5, to end it’s special status.
They want the Kashmiris to use Pakistani telecom services which cannot be blocked by Indian security services. Last year, the communication network was pulled off before the abrogation of Article 370, to ensure that no one spreads rumours and gate on social media.
Since then, the restrictions have been lifted gradually and slowly, but local officials do the routine checking among the phone links for some time in the locality to prevent any kind of rumour.
If Pakistan will be able to establish its plan, then it would provide an alternative against the Indian phone companies in Kashmir.
According to reports by Hindustan Times, a top national security planner told that Pakistan’s Special Communications Organisation (SCO) – the state-run firm which is mandated to provide telecom services in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and the Gilgit-Baltistan region had analysed signals from 38 locations along the Line of Control (LAC) and the International Border with India.
Also, Pakistan could get a spillover effect with the help of 28 existing phone towers. “This plan has been accepted and is being implemented,” the senior official said.
Pakistan’s ISI is also trying their best to increase the signal strength of SCO mobile towers in PoK nearest to Indian sites that are, Cham opposite Baramulla, Upper Neelam Valley and Athmuqam opposite Kupwara, Leepa opposite Sopore, and Hillan Meera opposite Srinagar to provide coverage across the LoC.
This parallel exercise by SCO is handled by Pakistan Army. It is looking forward to increase the transmission of TV towers located at Lawat near Muzaffarabad, Upper Neelam and at Khuiratta to provide extended TV coverage in Jammu and Kashmir.