A Border Security Force soldier lost his life in a cross-border firing along the International Boundary (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on the intervening night of May 14 and 15, because of this infiltration bid.
The incident at the IB comes barely 24 hours after the BSF noticed suspicious movement of 5 persons, believed to be terrorists, attempting to cross into India from along the IB in Hiranagar sector of nearby Kathua district, resulting in a massive search 2-day operation.
"We will track and neutralise them soon", said KK Sharma, Director General (DG) of BSF. An illumination bomb was sacked at the site and troops opened fire from LMG. A senior BSF official said constable Singh was admitted to Military Hospital for bullet injuries but could not survive. They (terrorists) managed to flee. The jawan was identified as Devinder Singh. However, ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC has increased drastically.
Jammu:Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19, the Border Security Forces (BSF) have confirmed that five militants have sneaked into the Indian side.
Referring to the latest incidents along the global border, Sharma said a group of five infiltrators may have sneaked in, while another attempt was scuttled.