| GEO Pakistan|
ISAF enhances cooperation with Pakistan Army
| Updated at: 0118 PST, Saturday, August 07, 2010|
KABUL: International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has recently established three Coordination Centers along Afghanistan-Pakistan border to check the movement of suspected terrorists.
The move was seen as meeting, to some extent, with Pakistan’s long-standing demand to increase security to check slipping of terrorists from the Afghan frontier. “We have established three coordination centers along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border - inside Afghan territory—to check their cross border movement,” said ISAF Commander of 3rd Brigade Col Luong.
He was talking to media-persons from Pakistan who were especially flown to the newly established center called “Tillman Forward Operating Base” in Paktika province on Tuesday.
The Brigade is responsible for keeping vigil along 260 km long chunk of Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the North Eastern flank of the war ravaged country.
Both the neighbors share around 2100 km long porous border, most of which comprises difficult hilly terrain. Another Coordination center has been established in Nawa while a coordination center already exists in Torkhum area.
Presently around 115,000 troops of the coalition led by USA are deployed in the whole of Afghanistan while around 140,000 soldiers of Pakistan’s security forces have been deputed on their side of the border.