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Jammu: Security men on alert after Intel inputs on terror threat

Arjun Sharma

Jammu, January 24

In the wake of intelligence inputs that terrorists may try to infiltrate ahead of Republic Day, the BSF is focusing on cross-border tunnels in Jammu that have in the past been used for infiltration and smuggling of drugs and arms.

BSF IG DK Boora said, “Last year has been achievement oriented with detection of tunnels and seizure of huge caches of arms, ammunition and narcotics. The aim of terrorists to spread disharmony by carrying out nefarious activities stands thwarted. Two tunnels on the border were detected last year in January.”

He said that keeping in view the forthcoming Republic Day, BSF troops had been on high alert for the past one week. An extensive anti-tunnelling drive, special patrolling and depth area domination despite extremely hostile weather conditions, is being carried out, he said.

Jammu BSF’s Public Relations Officer SPS Sandhu (DIG) said the force was also carrying out joint patrolling/exercise and coordination with personnel of the Army, the CRPF and the police.

The BSF is also leaving no stone unturned to stop the menace of drone attacks in Jammu by keeping a watch on the activities of terror organisations in Pakistan. The BSF is also holding regular coordination meetings with border villagers, making them aware of the usage of drones by Pakistan-based terrorists. As many as 144 drone awareness sessions have been held since last year.

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