In the intervening night of 14th and 15th May 2018, troopers of post Manguchack, 173 Battalion BSF (Heeranagar area) noticed some movement ahead of fence, closer to International Boundary.
He was immediately evacuated and provided medical facilities but could not be saved. He was admitted to the military hospital after he was hit by a bullet, but succumbed to his injuries.
Sharma said the presence of a group, comprising five members, was confirmed by high sensitive thermal imaging.
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"Searches are on all along the border and once they (terrorists) will be traced out, we will neutralise them", said Mr Sharma adding that so far no tunnel has been detected but our men are on job and anti-tunnelling exercise is also in place.
"Two infiltration attempts were made along the worldwide border since Sunday night".
Army also pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on Tuesday, the official said.
Devender Singh's death took the number of people killed in over 700 incidents of Pakistani shelling along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) in the state - highest this year - to 33. The deceased included 17 security personnel. The crossfire incidents along the IB over the past three months have reduced considerably after the intense border confrontations in January and February, which led to many casualties. "Pakistan violates ceasefire. BSF does not start it".