The intruder, a woman, was shot dead near pillar 15/3 of the Barial border out post (BoP), the Border Security Force official added.

He said that the incident took place around 3 a.m., when the troopers noticed movement inside the Indian territory.

The intruder kept moving towards the border fence and did not stop despite warnings, the official added.

Security along the 553-km long International Border (IB) between the two countries in Punjab, is always on high alert.