New Delhi: Central intelligence agencies have cautioned both BSF and Army, the two border guarding forces in Jammu and Kashmir, to remain on high alert amid specific inputs that there was significant movement of Pakistan Army Border Action Team (BAT) and Special Service Group (SSG) in areas close to the border. Both BAT and SSG have a notorious reputation of targeting Indian soldiers and mutilating their bodies in the past along with terror outfits.
While BSF is primarily responsible for guarding the International Border, the Army is tasked with protecting the Line of Control.
According to the intelligence alert, which has been examined by this newspaper, also mentions that, Pakistan Army has increased its deployment of BAT and SSG teams in sensitive areas close to the border with the intention of targeting patrolling teams of security forces which should remain on high alert.
“In view of these inputs, the border guarding forces, primarily the BSF and Army, should follow all security protocols and SOPs while going on patrolling assignments close to the LoC and IB,” the intelligence input further states.
Sources said the intelligence agencies have already shared these details both with the Army and BSF following which they had sensitised all security personnel deployed in border areas.