Jammu: Security forces have been asked to stay alert after a blue and white coloured paraglider was spotted by troops deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Kaluchak area.
As per a report by the Indian Express, the troops spotted the paraglider at around 5 pm on Tuesday following which an alert was sounded.
The security forces also launched a massive search operation was launched along the Indo-Pak border on the Pathankot-Jammu stretch of the national highway in Jammu and Kashmir following the intelligence alert about a motorised paraglider being spotted near Kaluchak.
According to Army sources, a blue and white coloured paraglider was spotted by troops deployed along the border in Kaluchak area at around 5 pm in the general location of Rakh Bandawali.
The intelligence agencies had earlier warned that Pakistan-backed terrorists might try to infiltrate using a paraglider, parachute etc in order to carry out an attack deep inside Indian territory.
After the development, senior Army officers, including the Western Army Commander, Lt Gen KJ Singh, GOC of 9 Corps and the GOC of Jammu-based 26 Division took stock of the situation and were briefed by senior Army officers on the ground.
Though the alert still continues in the area, no further leads have been received by the security forces in the area after the initial sighting of the paraglider.
The residents of nearby villages have also been alerted and asked to be vigilant in order to spot any outsider or any suspicious activity.
Following the intelligence alert over the possibility of a terror strike taking place with the help of sub-conventional methods like paragliding, para-sailing and parachutes or with remote controlled devices, the district Administration in Jammu had imposed restriction on such activity in June.
A blanket ban had been imposed on all such activities within a radius of one km from any defence/security forces installation in Jammu for a period of 60 days.