New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday said the deployment of paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir was based on the security situation there and requirements of rotation, and that such things are not discussed in the public domain.
Sources in the ministry said 100 companies of central forces had been ordered for deployment about a week ago, which are in the process of reaching their destinations.
This has apparently led to speculations of the induction of additional forces. "Based on the assessment of internal security situation, training requirements, the need for paramilitary troops to be rotated for rest and recuperation, induction and de-induction of central forces is a continuous and dynamic process", the sources added.
It has never been the practice to discuss in public domain the details of deployment and movement of paramilitary forces deployed in a particular theatre.
As many as 25,000 troops of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were ordered to be moved to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, in addition to the 10,000 troops which were deployed there last week.
Verbal orders were issued to the security forces in wake of the leaks of 'troop movement', causing greater anxiety in Jammu and Kashmir.
A top source in the Jammu and Kashmir security setup said the deployment was to guard against the "possible" protests about a decision or event of the government. The forces have been put on high alert.