BSF alert to foil any infiltration attempt along LoC: IG

Participants of Walkathon, organized by Border Security Force on Saturday marching along the banks of Dal lake, carrying tricolor. - Excelsior/Shakeel
Participants of Walkathon, organized by Border Security Force on Saturday marching along the banks of Dal lake, carrying tricolor. - Excelsior/Shakeel

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, June 3: Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Kashmir frontier Ashok Yadav today said that the troops along the Line of Control (LoC) are alert to foil any infiltration attempt.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a walkathon event organized by the BSF, Yadav said that while melting of snow may open traditional infiltration routes along the LoC, the BSF along with other security agencies will ensure all possible infiltration bids are foiled.
The IG BSF said that past data shows that once the snow starts to melt, some traditional infiltration routes are opened up which pave the way for the infiltrators to sneak in. “BSF along with the army will ensure that no one enters into this side from across,” he said. “BSF will do the mapping of vulnerable routes and accordingly plan its deployment.”
The IG BSF said that the force is ready to deal with any situation. “To defeat terrorism and to counter narco-terror, our men are high in morale and ready to tackle any situation,” he said.
About the number of militants active in Kashmir, he said: “It was not his domain to speak about the issue.”
“The event aimed to send out a message of peace and development from Kashmir; apart from that, these events are particularly aimed at inspiring the youngsters,” Yadav said.
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He said that a coordinated security response grid will be in place to ensure incident-free Amarnath Yatra
“BSF will ensure a peaceful and smooth Amarnath Yatra this year. Amarnath Yatra is being conducted under the supervision of UT administration and the Police. BSF has made preparations for its role as per the requirement. Our men will be deployed at strategic and vulnerable locations to ensure incident free pilgrimage,” he said.
He said that the quick response teams of the force will also be deployed along the route in case of any natural disaster.”
The BSF responsible for safeguarding the extensive International Borders of the country today organized a Walkathon as part of the ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebration.
The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of soldiers from the BSF’s Kashmir Frontier, aimed at spreading the message of unity and solidarity among the people of the Kashmir valley while showcasing the glorious history of the BSF.
The Walkathon, which commenced from Nishat Garden situated on the banks of Dal lake, was flagged off by Ashok Yadav, IPS, Inspector General of BSF Kashmir Frontier.
The event saw the presence of several BSF officials and media personnel, who joined the soldiers in their stride towards fostering public connection.
The Walkathon route traversed through picturesque landscapes, captivating the attention of both civilians and tourists alike.
The locals appreciated the BSF’s efforts in initiating this event, which served as a positive beginning for enhanced interaction with the public.
The Walkathon aimed to bridge the gap between the armed forces and the civilian population, fostering a sense of camaraderie and understanding.
The Walkathon concluded at New Hut, Srinagar, where Ashok Yadav extended his best wishes to the local civilians of the Kashmir valley.
He expressed gratitude towards the various media houses and BSF personnel for their contributions, which played a significant role in making the Walkathon a resounding success.
BSF said that the event not only showcased the physical endurance and determination of the soldiers but also provided an opportunity for the community to witness firsthand the commitment and dedication of these brave individuals.