A deputy inspector general of the Border Security Force was killed in a powerful blast near Balad Ramgrah along the international border in Jammu region on Monday morning.
DIG O P Tanwar went to the spot at 9 am after heavy exchange of fire between the BSF and terrorists, who were trying to infiltrate into the Indian side from Pakistan during the night, official sources said.
Preliminary information said the terrorists had planted an improvised explosive device on the Indian side and taken cover at a safe place in the Pakistani territory.
As soon as they saw a senior officer visiting the site, the IED was detonated, killing the DIG on the spot.
Police sources said two guards who were accompanying the officer were critically wounded in the blast.
The vehicle, sources added, was extensively damaged in the explosion.
Senior BSF officers have rushed to the spot.
Additional Inputs: Agencies