Over 300 bunkers have been constructed under the programme in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and tenders have been floated for more such bunkers, the officials said, adding that over 4,000 bunkers would be constructed this year.
Four people including three Indian army soldiers have been killed in unprovoked Pakistani shelling in November so far. Three days ago, two Indian soldiers were injured in unprovoked shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
Rifleman Varun Kattal (21), a resident of Mawa-Rajpura area of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, was shot dead by a sniper from across the border in Sunderbani sector, triggering an exchange of fire between the two sides, the officials said.
A police official in the area said the Rangers were using long-range mortars which were falling as far as Pargwal town, nearly 10 km away from the border. The panic-stricken villagers were staying indoors as they were unable to move to safer places.