BSF intensifies vigil on Jammu IB ahead of Republic Day

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF), Jammu Frontier, has intensified vigil and strengthened its troop movement in view of possible security challenges ahead of the Republic Day celeberations.

Jammu based BSF spokesman told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that security was reviewed in view of the possible challenges ahead of Republic Day.

“General inputs and some specific intelligence inputs suggest that Anti-National Elements from across the border might target the celebrations of Republic Day, accordingly troops of BSF Jammu frontier have been on high alert since last week,” the BSF spokesman said. “Keeping in mind the present security scenario, Intelligence inputs on the eve of Republic Day, BSF Jammu has been on high alert on Jammu IB”.

He added that BSF is carrying out extensive Anti-Tunnelling drive, Special Patrolling and Depth area domination despite extremely hostile weather conditions.

“To strengthen the border domination, mobilisation of troops has been done. Regular monitoring of suspicious activities of counterpart is being carried out through surveillance equipment,” the statement said, adding that a joint patrolling/exercise are also being conducted along with Army, CRPF and Police to scuttle any nefarious attempts of ANEs.

The statement said that BSF troops deployed on Jammu International Border have been quite successful and consistent in foiling attempts from across the border by eliminating Pak intruders, Seizing huge caches of Arms/Ammunition, Narcotics and detecting Tunnels in past one year.

Taking to media, Inspector General of BSF of the Jammu Frontier DK Boora said, “We have received inputs that anti-national elements are likely to create trouble on the occasion of Republic Day. We have heightened our vigil along the border. The maximum number of troops has been stationed along the border.”

“We are carrying out anti-tunnel exercises, anti-drone exercises. Militants and anti-national elements won’t be able to succeed in their plans,” he added.

He further said that drone activities, which had increased over the past few months, has seen a decline due to the heightened vigil.

“BSF troops deployed along the Jammu International Border have been quite successful and consistent in foiling attempts from across the border by eliminating Pakistani intruders, seizing huge caches of arms, ammunition and narcotics, and detecting tunnels in the past year,” the IG BSF said—(KNO)

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