BSF steps up vigil to foil infiltration bids in Jammu and Kashmir

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RS Pura (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 10(ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has reinforced the night patrolling along the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir Valley to foil infiltration bid by terror groups.

The militants generally attempt to infiltrate into Indian side by taking advantage of the dense fog and cold wave prevailing in the region.

The BSF personnel have braved the intense weather conditions to patrol from the Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector in Jammu district.

"At night the patrolling increases, there is vehicular patrolling... and it is done in shifts and before the one shift finishes its duty, another takes over," said Dalip Singh, Sub Inspector, BSF.

At least four infiltration bids were thwarted during the last ten days along the 202 kilometres long Indo-Pak international border from Akhnoor to Samba sector in Jammu.

On two occasions militants tried to smuggle arms and money by throwing it over the fence and they even cut the fence but surveillance gadgets alerted the personnel, who retaliated and foiled the attempt.

"During fog the visibility is very poor so instead of just putting up check posts, we are carrying out patrolling to cover a large part of the area physically," said Suresh Kumar, BSF personnel.

After a period of relative calm, militants have stepped up attacks across Kashmir Valley.

On Thursday, the security agencies shot dead two militants holed up in a hotel in Srinagar after an almost two-day long gun battle that forced a mass evacuation of residents in the neighbourhood. (ANI)

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