When searches were launched in the Arnia area along the international border in Jammu, BSF troops fired on suspects who fired at them, but nothing was found.
Border Security Force troops stationed on the International Border in Jammu’s Arnia sector were fired upon, prompting an effective retaliation in the late hours of Sunday.
“Alert BSF troops observed suspicious movement close to IB in Arnia Sector yesterday night at about 9.30 PM,” the BSF said in a statement. BSF troops demanded to know who fired the shots.
BSF retaliated by firing a few bursts at them, causing them to flee. Early in the morning, a search was conducted. “Nothing has been recovered.”
According to sources, two fires broke out on the other side of the fence during a heavy thunderstorm. BSF troops opened fire on the assailants, but no one was found when searches were conducted in the area. On the Jammu International Border, there have been 2-3 such incidents of exchange of fire between Border Security Forces troops and suspects, according to sources.
The incident has been taken seriously by both the BSF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, who have set up additional checkpoints near the International Border to prevent any possible infiltration attempts ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.
A Security Conference with civil administration and police officials from Ramban and Kishtwar districts was held yesterday (June 12) with the goal of increasing synergy, interaction, and coordination between the civil and military agencies in preparation for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.
“This interaction provided an opportunity for deliberation on important issues of mutual interest impacting the security of the region,” the Army said in a statement. To make the event a success, all officials emphasised the importance of government agencies working together in harmony.
In light of the current internal security situation, a security review was conducted in order to ensure complete synergy between all security agencies and the civil administration in order to achieve the set goals in a coordinated effort.
The Indian Army’s role in assisting the civil administration in developing capacity in specialised areas was praised by the civil administration. Both agencies agreed that they needed to work together for the good of the people and the security of the UT.”