Against the backdrop of escalating ceasefire violations by Pakistan and snipping incidents along the International Border, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami today reviewed security situation in Jammu frontier.
Goswami, who was accompanied by senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), visited Border Out Posts (BoPs) along IB in R S Pura border belt of Jammu district.
"I have come here with a team of senior officials of Home ministry to inspect and review the security situation along the International Border and also meet jawans--we have been briefed," Goswami told reporters here at Octerio BoP in R S Pura today.
"I have visited the border areas --met jawans--their morale is high," he said, adding that they are vigilant along the borderline.
The Union Home Secretary reviewed the overall security situation at the IB alongwith the senior officer of Jammu frontier led by IG BSF, S S Tomar, BSF officials said.
The Senior officials briefed Goswami about the increase in ceasefire violations, firing, snipping incidents besides infiltration attempts from Pakistan.
During his interaction with the troops deployed along the borderline with Pakistan, Goswami told them that they are doing a "good job".
Pakistan has violated the ceasefire agreement eleven times in the past six days.
Two jawans were also critically wounded when they were hit by snipper fire along 190 km long IB in Narainpur post and Alfa Machial in Samba and Jammu this month. One of the BSF jawan died at AIIMS in New Delhi and another is battling for life.
On August six, a group of 20 heavily armed men led by Pakistani troops had entered 450 metres into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector and ambushed a patrol killing five Indian soldiers.
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