Even as floods continue to wreak havoc across Jammu and Kashmir, what is alarming is the damage done to security infrastructure along the sensitive India-Pakistan border.
The raging flood waters have badly damaged several border outposts (BoPs) and fencing across the border, according to The Press Trust of India.
Large stretches of border fencing have been inundated and flood waters have trapped several BSF jawans in BoPs and Army jawans in forward posts along the International Border in Jammu and Samba sectors. The Army cantonment has also been inundated, and communication links have been lost, further aggravating security problems in the beleaguered state.
The Indian Air Force on Sunday airlifted 180 jawans who were trapped in flood-hit border posts, which further affects the security along the India-Pakistan border.
"A total of over 180 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various border-area posts in Jammu sector today (Sunday)," air officer commanding (AoC), Jammu IAF station, Air Commodore PE Patange told the media.
According to the PTI, most border belts have been flooded, which pose a serious threat to the posts and the jawans.
It will be a massive task for the Army to once again secure the border as and when the flood waters recede. And in the face of constant cross-border offensive by Pakistan, the vast destruction of several security structures along the border will remain a huge security concern for the nation.