A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Gurdaspur sector along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab on Tuesday.
The infiltration bid was detected at around 8:30 am. The BSF team observed the suspected movement of an armed Pakistani intruder who was approaching BSF fence from the Pakistan side. The suspected intruder was challenged and neutralised by BSF troops.
According to the BSF, extensive search operation is underway in the area.
This is the first in incident in 2023 where a Pakistani intruder has been killed at the border. Last year, the BSF killed two infiltrators and apprehended 23 Pakistanis along the 553-km-long India-Pakistan international border that falls in Punjab.