Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Saturday, five Pakistani terrorists have reportedly crossed over to the Indian side through a tunnel, according to the Border Security Force (BSF).
Director General BSF KK Sharma said that a successful infiltration bid took place on Monday in Samba district.
Sharma said that an alert was issued in the entire Jammu region and security agencies were asked to remain extra vigilant and verify intelligence inputs.
“The infiltration before Modi’s visit was a serious issue but our sister agencies and the police are fully aware of it and appropriate measures have been taken,” the BSF chief said.
The prime minister is scheduled to visit Jammu on May 19 to inaugurate several development projects.
To stop infiltration, smart fencing along the border soon
The BSF DG, who was in Jammu to pay floral tributes to a BSF soldier killed in Pakistani firing in Samba, termed Pakistan a “hostile neighbour”, which helps terrorists to infiltrate into the Indian border.
“Pakistani forces fire into the Indian side every year at the time of harvesting and “keep making attempts of infiltration, ceasefire violations but we always give them a befitting reply,” he said.
Soon Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would inaugurate the “smart fencing” along the border to stop terrorists’ infiltration, he added.