Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed on Tuesday in a militant ambush along the India-Bangladesh international border in Tripura.
The deceased have been identified as sub-inspector Bhuru Singh, and constable Raj Kumar.
Both the personnel were on patrol near RC Nath Border outpost and were ambushed by National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants.
According to the BSF, there was an exchange of fire between the patrolling party and militants in the border outpost area. In the gunbattle, both the jawans sustained injuries and later died.
The BSF mentioned that a massive search operation has been launched in the area to track down the militants.
On the other hand, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb condemned the 'cowardly" attack on the soldiers.
"I strongly condemn the cowardly attack against our BSF personnel in Dhalai. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. India stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of our brave martyrs," Deb said in a tweet.
India and Bangladesh share a 4,096-kilometer-long (2,545 mi) international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world, including 856 km (532 mi) in Tripura. Nearly 67 kilometers of the international border between Tripura and Bangladesh are yet to be fenced.