Following information about a drone flying over the border belt of Kanachak along the International Border (IB) on Thursday night, a quick reaction team (QRT) of the police swung into action.
On June 27, two drones dropped low intensity Improvised Explosive Devices on an IAF base in Jammu, damaging the rooftop of one of the buildings and injuring two personnel.
BSF personnel noticed the smuggler trying to sneak into Indian territory from the other side of the border.
A jawan sustained bullet injury on his right ankle, following which the patrol lobbed a round from the pump action gun and the smugglers from both the sides fled, a spokesperson said.
This comes two days after a Pakistani drone dropped an AK-47 rifle, a pistol and some ammunition along the IB in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the first-ever ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the International Border after the two countries signed an agreement on February 24.
The LoC in the Kashmir Valley falls in three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora in north Kashmir. Due to the heavy snowfall, all the infiltration routes to the Valley got closed.
The BSP and the Punjab Police carried out the operation after they received a tip-off that the smuggler will be entering the Indian territory to deliver the consignment of drugs and weapons.
India and Pakistan last month announced that ceasefire will be observed on the LoC and the International Border (IB).
The intruder was arrested shortly after he sneaked into the Indian side on Saturday night, the spokesperson said.
The truce came about two weeks after China announced disengagement of troops in the Pangong lake in Ladakh from stand-off positions and both sides pulled back their troops.
Fourteen packets of heroin, one pistol magazine, six rounds and two mobile phones were recovered from near the body.
The spot where the body was found is around 40 metres from the International Border on the Indian side, the officials said.
The officials said the cross-border firing between the two sides was going on when last reports were received.
Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing at forward posts along the IB in Kathua.