After remaining in a state of denial that the three fidayeen had managed to sneak inside the Indian territory taking advantage of the open spaces through gaps in the rivulets along the International border the BSF has started repair work of the damaged border fence to plug in the ingress routes.
According to official sources, the BSF men had started carrying out the repair work immediately after it was detected that the fidayeen may have taken advantage of the long patches where border fence was washed away on account of flash floods.
According to official sources a portion of about 700-800 metres of three-tier border fencing along India-Pakistan border in Kathua-Samba border belt of the state suffered damages due to flash floods.
The patches of 200-300 metres of border fencing had suffered damages in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts due to flash floods along International Border in riverine belts.
At some places, the border fencing has been fully washed away by the flash floods in the riverine areas of Basantar belt,official sources said.
“The work is taken up by BSF troops and we hope to complete it soon,” he said.
Apart from the fence, work will also be started on the construction of the Border Out Post (BoPS), which also suffered damage during the flash floods in the belt, he said.
The troops guarding the borderline are keeping a close watch on the three-tier border fencing areas in view of the threat of infiltration from across the border, official sources said.