We are deploying more troops at border: Pak

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London, Mar 26: In an alarming news, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan has said that it has deployed extra troops in the border in the wake of growing tension with India, adding that Islamabad had been "unsettled" by pressure on its eastern border.

In a newspaper report, Hasan said that New Delhi's assertiveness was exhausting Pakistan's ability in fighting against Pakistani Taliban militants.

"He (Hasan) said Islamabad had been unsettled by pressure on its eastern border created by the building of military cantonments close to the sensitive frontier over the past year," the newspaper reported.

The report said that Pakistan top officials have alleged that the growing tension with India is hindering the country's military campaign against Taliban militants on its western border.

"The government has had to send some troops down there because we don't want to leave ourselves exposed," Hasan said.

"This is taking away from our defence capabilities on the Afghan border. We really wish the international community would intervene, but nobody has said anything to the Indians," he said.

According to the report, the Pakistani officials claimed that there has only been a modest increase in the number of troops deployed in the border.

Refusing to divulge further details, the officials said that 'the reinforcements are estimated to be in the hundreds'.

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