Ahead of Modi's visit, BSF chief confirms 5 militants sneaked into Kashmir


Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), May 15 (ANI): Wreath laying ceremony of Devender Kumar, a Border Security Force (BSF) constable was performed in Jammu on Tuesday.

India too has been looking to use hi-tech surveillance equipment to ensure Pakistani forces are unable to provide mortar-fire cover to terrorists attempting to sneak into India. But this time, Pakistani troops also fired and Constable Devender Singh Baghel, who was firing his LMG, was hit by a bullet, through the loophole, in the left eye. This is the fourth infiltration bid to be foiled by the BSF along the IB in the past four days.

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

He said that the incident occurred ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir scheduled for May 19.

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The IB in the districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua had witnessed heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers earlier this year when several civilian and BSF troopers lost their life. However, ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC has increased drastically. "The anti-tunneling exercise is going on", he said.

The men were seen at the border yesterday but they went missing, BSF sources say.

The DG BSF noted there is large number of terrorists waiting on the launching pads across to sneak into J&K.

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