In a major breakthrough, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Tuesday seized a cache of arms and ammunition, including four pistols, revolver, four magazines and 52 rounds of ammunition from the Khem Karan sector of the Indo-Pak border.
Sources said the weapons were supposed to be delivered to Indian-based smugglers.
BSF IG Ajay Tomar told HT: "A special operation was carried out following an intelligence input regarding attempts to smuggle arms and ammunition through the international border at the Kalsian Post."
He said the spot where the arms and ammunition were seized was almost 50-metres inside the international border on the Indian side.
"To check drugs and arms smuggling at the border, the BSF has strengthened security due to tall paddy crops. This will check smuggling of weapons on the India-Pakistan border in Punjab," added Tomar.
He said a special search operation was carried out by the BSF troops of Kalsian post in the Khem Karan sector wherein four pistols, revolver, four magazines and 52 cartridges wrapped in a polythene bag were recovered. The polythene was hid 1.5 feet under the ground.