The BSF jawans, after the brief celebrations, got ready for patrolling. Patrolling out in the night is tough as the weather is cold, but it is also important because that's the time when infiltrators try and sneak in the most, a security official said.
In winter, the jawans also have to combat the freezing weather and fog along with low visibility. The floodlights along the Line of Control help to some extent but thick fog is difficult to penetrate.
"It is very foggy these days when jawans are on duty. We go on regular patrolling and use bulletproof vehicles and dominate the area," said Sub-Inspector Rasik Chand.
"We have been given clear instructions that if anybody attempts to cross the border we must shoot the person," said Sukhwinder Singh, a BSF jawan.