Flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to flash floods, 700-800 meters of border fencing in the riverine belts in different areas of International Border (IB) in Jammu frontier area have suffered damages, a BSF official said in Jammu on Monday.
The patches of 200-300 meters of border fencing have suffered damages in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts due to flash floods during last fortnight, he said. At some places, the border fencing has been fully washed away by the flash floods in the riverine areas of Basantar belt.
Nearly 190 kms of border along IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts from Moluchak (Akhnoor LoC) in Jammu district to Pathankote in Jammu frontier is fenced and flood lighted to stop cross-border infiltration and smuggling of narcotics and weapons into the state from Pakistan. The BSF will undertake repair and re-construction of border fencing soon after the threat of flash floods comes down, the official 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, he said. Last year, BSF troops had repaired and re-constructed over 500 meters of long fencing patches along Indo-Pak border in Samba district which were damaged by the torrential rains and flash floods.
Parts of three-tier border fencing along IB was washed away in Nursery-Bandtop forward area of Ramgarh sub-sector of Samba district due to flash floods in Basantar river.