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Drone sorties from across border, search ops on

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PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 6

Search operations continued in the border belt following drone sorties made from across the border in the recent past.

Intelligence and security agencies suspect that anti-national forces in the neighbouring country might have dropped weapons or contraband for fuelling terror in the country especially in Jammu and Kashmir.

Today, search operations were carried out in the riverine belt of Ramdass and Gaggomahal area. The operation started in the border belt on December 1 when the first drone sorties were reported in Kot Razada area at the international border. However, nothing has been recovered during these search operations till now.

At least five drone sorties suspected to be carrying arms or contraband were made at the start of this month from Pakistan reportedly by anti-national forces supported by its Inter Service Intelligence to India in Kot Razada border village in Ajnala sector here.

Similar drone sorties were made in September to pump in around 80 kg of weapons. This had come to light during the interrogation of alleged terror module busted by the Punjab Police following seizure of weapons in Tarn Taran area.

The investigations had revealed that around eight drone sorties were made to smuggle weapons in Amritsar and Tarn Taran by using Khalistan Zindabad Force network and support of Pakistan's spy agency.

BSF officials, wishing not to be named, had revealed that drone sorties had been regular at the border and alert BSF jawans were taking appropriate measures to scuttle their movements. During fog in the winter when visibility almost becomes zero, this would only scale up.

They said they were also working in close coordination with the Punjab Police for strengthening the second line of defence.

A Punjab Police intelligence official said that search operations commenced on December 1 and would continue in the Ajnala and Ramdass sector tomorrow also.


Riverine belt scouted

  • Intelligence and security agencies suspect that anti-national forces might have dropped weapons or contraband for fuelling terror in the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • On Sunday, search operations were carried out in the riverine belt of Ramdass and Gaggomahal area in Amritsar district.


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