BSF foils infiltration bid in J&K's Mangu Chak area

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on forward posts in the Manguchak area around 11.30 pm on Monday night

A Border Security Force personnel was killed on Monday in firing along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

"I am sure that they will be detected and neutralised", Sharma said.

The heavy firing reportedly continued for an hour during which Constable Devender was hit by a stray bullet through a loophole of his picket.

However, a bigger infiltration bid aided by the Pakistani rangers was foiled by the BSF on the global border (IB) on Tuesday, said the BSF chief. The BSF constable lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba sector on the intervening night of May 14 and 15.

"Pakistan is our hostile neighbour and tries to push terrorists and violates ceasefire regularly".

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The BSF chief said the militants had sneaked in using a tunnel.

The infiltration bid and firing by Pakistan Rangers has also come close to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu on 19 May when he is likely to visit the agriculture university just near the border.

Terming the infiltration attempts ahead of the PM visit a "serious incident", Sharma said they (security forces) need to remain extra vigilant.

The DG BSF noted there is large number of terrorists waiting on the launching pads across to sneak into J&K. This time it is not going to be any exception.

"We have planned to roll out the project to make the Pakistan border safer and secure and completely covered by the technology", he said.

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