Border Security Force personnel on Friday shot dead a militant trying to infiltrate into India from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir under cover of Pakistani firing, the third ceasefire violation by rangers of the neighbouring country in six days' time.
A group of three to four intruders entered into Indian territory along the international border in Kunara Tana Khurd forward area in R S Pura belt of Jammu district late on Thursday night, additional Deputy Inspector General, (Intelligence) of the BSF, J B Sagwan said.
They were challenged by the BSF troops deployed along the borderline, he said, adding that there was firing from the
Pakistani troops on the Korotana Khurd post to give cover to militants, thereby violating the ceasefire.
BSF troops fired back resulting in a gunfight, he said adding that one intruder was shot dead, while the others escaped back to Pakistan area's Ditch cum bandh.
The body of the intruder has been recovered, he said.
This is the third firing in the past six days by Pakistan army, which gave active support to the militants in their bid to enter India, he said.
"No damage was caused to the border fencing by the militants as they failed to reach it due to the BSF action,"
The militants tried to enter into India from Mali Anandnaga post of Pakistan which is opposite to India's Karotona Khurd post.
There was no loss of life or damage on this side in the firing incident, the ADIG said.
On October 1, BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid along international border at Tent Post in Kanachak sub-sector of
Jammu district as Pakistani rangers opened firing on the post to push in a group of militants.
In a similar incident on September 27, Pakistan troops, under the cover of its firing, tried to push in militants into India
via Chak Fagwari area in Pargwal belt on Jammu, which was also foiled by the BSF.
On September 22, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and opened fire on Indian posts along the LoC in Tarkundi forward areas in Poonch district, during which four militants were killed.
In another incident on September 18, there was firing from Pakistan across the LoC on the forward posts of Panjal
and Kopra of Poonch district.
Since January this year, Pakistani troops have violated the five-year-old ceasefire agreement 34 times and Indian troops have refused to retaliate on most occasions.
Army and BSF have further beefed up the security along LoC and the international border in J&K after intelligence reports that several big groups of ultras are waiting to enter the state.