Alert Border Security Force (BSF) troopers apprehended the duo – identified as Imran Kabeer and Sani Jamiliu – and later handed them over to Punjab Police. Security is also tight in view of the coming Independence Day on August 15.
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Amid a high alert along the India-Pakistan border following the Dinanagar terror attack, two Nigerian youths were arrested on Friday when they jumped across a barbed wire fence near the global border here.
As the boy was not aware of alignment of global Border, he inadvertently came inside Indian territory yesterday, BSF DIG R S Kataria said.
“There is no point if India is just using these talks to make any more unsubstantiated accusations”.
In a goodwill gesture, India today set free nine Pakistani fishermen and they crossed over to their country after being released from Jamnagar district jail of Gujarat.
Pakistan’s failure to punish perpetrators of 26/11 made it extremely hard for India to move forward all these years. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs terms the release a follow up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Ufa earlier in July.
Tension tends to increase ahead of attempts at dialogue, with analysts and diplomats on both sides saying the attacks are engineered by hardline elements within the two countries who oppose rapprochement. Pakistan has for decades demanded the implementation of United Nations resolutions calling for a plebiscite by the people of the Himalayan region to decide its fate.