JAMMU/NEW DELHI, Sept 19 - A BSF jawan�s throat was slit and his body bore multiple bullet injuries after the missing trooper was found killed by Pakistani troops in the Jammu region, in a first of its kind barbaric act against Indian forces along the international border, officials said today.
The officials said a �high alert� has been issued to all formations along the 192-km-long international border and the 740-km Line of Control (LoC), which is manned by the army.
The brutal incident in Ramgarh sector yesterday was reminiscent of similar attacks in the past against Indian security forces along the LoC.
The missing Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was identified as head constable Narender Singh. �The body of the jawan bears three bullet injuries and his throat has been slit... Pakistani troopers are behind this. The BSF and other forces will undertake a counteraction at a suitable time,� officials said.
The incident came a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the maiden �smart fence� project of the BSF in Jammu on Monday that aims to deploy smart technology and gadgets to secure the vulnerable patches on the Indo-Pak border.
In a statement, the BSF said the incident happened after the Pakistani side resorted to unprovoked firing on a BSF party at Ramgarh sector which went ahead of the border fence to cut the tall elephant grass. The BSF has lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan Rangers. � PTI