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BSF troops along International Border in Jammu region on high alert

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 September 2016, 19:10 IST

Border Security Force (BSF) troops along the 198 km long International Border in Jammu region are on high alert following heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the deadly Uri terror attack.

"Jawans guarding the border are keeping a hawk eye on the activities across the border and are alert round the clock. Patrolling is going on," a senior BSF officer said.

Amid thick vegetation and treacherous terrain, Jawans armed with thermal imagers and surveillance equipment are maintaining constant vigil along the border where three-tier fencing and floodlights are installed.

The officer, however, played down reports of high-intensity militant activities across the border in Jammu, Samba, and Kathua and ruled out any air space violation by Pakistan. The officer said, "20 to 30 militants are always at launching pads to infiltrate into this side of the border. There is no serious activity or any concern.

"The militants are shifted from one area to another along the Indo-Pak border to push them into Jammu and Kashmir to engineer terror acts here," he said.

Over 450 villages and hamlets with a population of over 4.50 lakh are located along the IB and LoC in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

--PTI

First published: 23 September 2016, 19:10 IST
 
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