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    Indian Forces Shot Dead First Female Intruder At Pakistan Border in 26 years

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    According to India’s Ministry of Home Affairs document, 364 infiltration attempts were made by terrorists to enter Indian Territory from Jammu and Kashmir border in 2016, more than three times in comparison to 2015.

    New Delhi (Sputnik) — In a first such incident in 26 years since terrorist activities started along India-Pakistan border, Indian Border Security Force shot dead a 45 years old female intruder when she tried to infiltrate into Indian Territory along the International Border.

    "BSF personnel deployed on the International Border challenged the intruder to stop, but when she ignored the warnings the troops opened fire, killing her on the spot," BSF's Jammu Frontier DIG D Pareekh said. Female intruder had wrapped woolen blanket around her.

    Meanwhile, Indian Border Security Force had held meeting with Pakistan Rangers where Pakistani side agreed to accept the body of the female intruder which was handed over today itself. "A meeting was held with the Pakistan Rangers where they were shown pictures of the deceased woman and they agreed to accept the body," Pareekh said.

    In another incident, forces arrested a Pakistani national identified as Azhar (21), son of Fouji Ashraf, a resident of Pakistan's Punjab province near Paharpur border outpost. He appeared to be mentally ill.

    Last week, Indian Border guards had claimed to have detected a 20 meter long tunnel along India-Pakistan border during an anti-tunneling exercise and foiled the nefarious design to infiltrate terrorists into Indian Territory.

    Indian government has planned comprehensive integrated border management systems (CIBMS) along the India-Pakistan border on a pilot basis to stop infiltration attempt by terrorists. Under the plan, Indian government has decided to build ditch cum fence barriers, laser walls along riverine stretches, employing Israeli sensors, cameras and tunnel detection gadgets, building roads and other infrastructures along the borders. For next one year, Narendra Modi government has allocated approximately $391 million for border infrastructures.

    The total sanctioned length of fence along Indo-Pakistan Border is 2063 km, out of which 2003 km has been completed. The ongoing fence work along the complete Indo-Pakistan border is targeted for completion by December, 2018.

     

     

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