DG BSF in Srinagar, reviews security of Amarnath Yatra and LoC

KL Report


Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) Devendra Kumar Pathak, IPS on his two day visit to Kashmir  visited Panjtarni, Baltal and Holy Cave to review the Security arrangements along the Baltal and Pahelgam routes of Amarnath Yatra, a statement said on Wednesday.

During his visit DG BSF interacted with local BSF officers and was also briefed by Commandants of deployed BSF Battalions about the arrangements made by BSF for Amarnath Yatra commencing w.e.f 28 June 2014.

25 BSF Coys are deployed this year on both the routes of Yatra viz. Baltal and Pahelgam axis. Besides, BSF has also established 10 Medical camps for providing medical assistance to the pilgrims, 15 dog squads and 01 Bomb disposal squad at vulnerable places for securing the Yatra routes.

DG BSF reviewed the security situation along the LoC in Kashmir including the anti- infiltration measures taken on ground. He was briefed about the prevailing security scenario along the LoC as well as in the hinterland by Inspector General BSF P S Sandhu, IPS.

He visited Baramulla Sector BSF and was showcased anti- infiltration measures and preparedness of the BSF on LoC and Anti Infiltration role. While addressing the troops, he impressed upon maintaining alertness and vigil round the clock in view of forthcoming Amarnath Yatra, State Assembly elections and deteriorating security situation in neighbourhood.


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