What can the jammer do besides jamming the mobile phone signal?

Haderwah (J & K), May 8 (PTI) Security will be strengthened – with additional mobile whining and powers – for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage to the South Kashmir Himalayas starting June 29 this year, a senior CRPF officer said.

“Aside from routine security measures, additional forces will be deployed along with new equipment, including 20 cell phone jammer and some static jammers, to ensure a peaceful Amarnath Yatra this year,” Inspector General (IG) CRPF AV Chouhan told reporters today.

Jammers are used to block mobile signals to disable the use of cell phones, which are often the mode of communication in militant attacks.

As protests hit the streets of Kashmir this summer, additional troops will be deployed along the road from Pathankot to the Jawahar tunnel.

He said patrol parties would be equipped with the “latest gadgets” to meet any adverse situation. “Although we are still in the planning phase, we will use additional forces depending on the situation in Srinagar,” said the officer.

Troop deployment and reconnaissance on the highway would be strengthened, he said.

“We will take care of every Yatri,” he said.

In addition to Amarnath yatra, the IG CRPF also discussed with security officials arrangements for the upcoming yatra season, which includes Kailash Yatra, Manimahesh Yatra, Trishul Bhint Yatra and Machail Yatra, during a one-day visit to Kishtwar and Bhadarwah.

The Amarnath pilgrimage begins on June 29 and ends on August 7. Over 1.30 Lakh pilgrims have been registered in Yatra this year. PTI CORR FROM DK BDS.