BSF Foils Third Infiltration Bid In Four Days At LoC

22 December 2009
Times of India


Jammu: Security forces foiled an infiltration bid, the third in four days, at Ramgarh along the India-Pakistan international border in Jammu & Kashmir's Samba district late on Monday. Sources said the Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions to facilitate the bid. 'The firing stopped around midnight only to resume on Tuesday morning,' a source said. Sources said dozens of terrorists were waiting to crossover into India from several launchpads in Pakistan and the PoK. 'The Pakistani troops and the ISI are desperate to push them into the Indian side,' the source said. He said the latest bid was unsuccessful as no trace of damage to the barbed-wire fencing was found. The BSF would lodge a strong protest with their Pakistani counterparts when they meet at a flag meeting on Wednesday. Sources said an Army contingent was rushed to the border post to assist the BSF troops battling the unprovoked cross-border firing. Samba SSP Raghubir Singh said police have sounded an alert along the border areas in view of the foiled infiltration bid. 'All border police pickets were alerted in Ramgarh, Samba and Vijaypur while check posts have been put up elsewhere in the Ramgarh Sector,' he said. 'These are just precautionary measures.' Earlier, on Saturday night, Pakistani troops fired at BSF outposts at Bobiya and Londi in Kathua district and Chandma in Samba district.