The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down two terrorists along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab in the early hours of Thursday.
The armed infiltrators were shot dead close to the Attari front around 2:30 am
More details will be known once the troops conduct a search operation, but a dense fog has engulfed the area, the sources said.
Terrorist infiltration from Pakistan has come down to a large extent in Jammu & Kashmir, though there is no let-up in attempts being made by the neighboring country to push terrorists and weapons into India.
According to official figures, 27 terrorists have infiltrated into India so far this year, as against 130 in 2019 and 129 in 2018.
The higher deployment of troops, reshaping of the anti-infiltration grid, and the use of technology have helped bring the number of successful infiltration attempts down in 2020. However, even though infiltration has decreased, security agencies remain concerned.
Pakistan backed terrorist groups and its Inter Services Intelligence have started using bigger china made drones to expand its capacity to smuggle arms and ammunition across the border in India’s Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.
India is pushing hard to build its anti-drone capacities, the coming two winter months with fog along the border in Punjab and J&K will test the Indian security agencies hard as more drone drops are expected.