Incidence of airdropping of weapons, explosives and narcotic drugs by Pakistani drones in areas close to the International Border with Pakistan in the Jammu region has decreased during the past three months. (Representational Photo:AFP)
Srinagar: The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Tuesday that the incidence of airdropping of weapons, explosives and narcotic drugs by Pakistani drones in areas close to the International Border (IB) with Pakistan in the Jammu region has decreased during the past three months.
"The number of such incidents was less in the last three to four months," said Inspector General of the BSF, D.K. Boora while speaking to reporters in Jammu. He added that the BSF which guards the 198-km stretch of the IB with Pakistan has taken measures to, apart from countering the drone-dropping activity, ensure no cross-border infiltration takes place in its area of responsibility.
He said, "We have put in place a winter strategy along the IB on the Jammu frontier to foil cross-border infiltration. I will not be able to disclose to the media what measures we have taken but I can assure you that with the help of technology, the BSF will put an end to this menace. We are alert."
The peculiar ‘winter strategy’ for the IB in Jammu plans by the BSF is necessitated by the fact that the militants try to sneak in J&K from Pakistan through it instead of the Line of Control (LoC) as it passes through the areas which remain snow covered in winter and crossing it becomes almost impossible.
The BSF IG said, "It is a yearly affair. When the passes get closed due to snowfall, the focus moves towards the IB. We are fully prepared for this." End it