In third ceasefire violation in last one month, there was a heavy exchange of fire between the militants and the BSF as the latter foiled an infiltration bid in the Samba sector of Jammu.
The firing that started on Monday evening at the Kandral border outpost in Jammu’s Samba sector went on intermittently through the night.
The BSF said that it thwarted a major infiltration bid and that there was no casualties on the Indian side, while some militants were injured, who managed to escape to the Pakistan side of the border.
After this third violation of ceasefire, the BSF is registering a strong protest with the Pakistani authorities.
“One or two militants must have suffered injuries, the situation at the moment is under control and peaceful,” said A K Surulia, IG, BSF.
On Saturday too, cross-border firing took place in which one BSF jawan was killed and two injured at the Kranti post near the Line of Control in Poonch.
“Pakistan is trying to send in large numbers of militants just before the snow blocks the passes on the higher reaches,” said J&K DGP, Kuldeep Khuda.
It was yet another infiltration bid foiled on the border; the BSF now say they will come up with an elaborate mechanism of border management, but whether that will serve the purpose is the question.