Sharing its achievements on its Raising Day, the Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu frontier on Tuesday said it foiled two major infiltration attempts from Pakistan within a fortnight, shot down a Hexa-copter carrying arms and ammunition and also detected two underground tunnels meant to infiltrate terrorists into the Union Territory this year.
The BSF also recovered 62 kg of heroin worth over Rs 300 crore, shot dead a Pakistani intruder and arrested 11 others as it dominated the volatile and active border during the last 11 months, it said.
“The year 2020 has been very eventful operationally as well as due to the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and the border guarding force stood the test of time on both the fronts,” the border guarding force said in a statement here.
The BSF celebrated its Raising Day with the main function held at the Jammu frontier headquarters here, where Inspector General of the force, N S Jamwal, led his officers and other ranks to pay tributes to the personnel who laid down their lives in the service of the nation.
Apart from dominating the volatile and active border in the Jammu region, the BSF troops diligently handled the COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said, adding BSF commanders at all levels from Kathua to Poonch were successful in combating both the fronts successfully.