Indian military officials said Monday that they would be building a new brigade of three battalions of troops to support the ongoing war against the Pakistani army, as the Indian armed forces ramp up their efforts in the war-torn country.
Indian defense minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that the Indian army would be sending more than 3,600 soldiers to help the Pakistani forces on the ground, which has led to some tension between the two countries.
India has launched a major offensive on Pakistan’s territory, which India says has been a hub for terrorists since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
It says Pakistan’s forces have killed more than 11,000 Indian soldiers.
Pakistan denies the claims and has accused India of launching attacks in Kashmir, a volatile region that has been controlled by the Pakistani military since it came to power in 1971.
India’s military has been waging a war on terror in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since its creation.
The Indian government says it is trying to de-escalate the tension and prevent a return to a state of war, but it has also been accused of violating international law, and has warned of consequences if Pakistan attacks India.