Prepared to thwart any infiltration attempt along LoC: IG BSF

Srinagar, Dec 3: Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), Kashmir Frontier, Ashok Kumar Yadav Sunday said that the force was prepared to thwart any infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC).

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of the 59th BSF Raising Day celebrations at BSF’s Humhama campus, he said, “There are always threats of infiltration across the border and during peak winters the chances get reduced but this year there are expectations that people will try to infiltrate. We are prepared for that and block all the infiltration routes and vulnerable patches by deploying special area domination patrol parties and ambushes as well.”

   

The IG BSF said that as far as foiling infiltration attempts were concerned, BSF had a lot of success last year.

“We (BSF) and Army carry joint operations in the border areas whenever there are intelligence inputs about infiltration and many infiltration attempts were foiled last year,” he said. “Other than the dedicated soldiers which are there and dominating the LoC, we keep on incorporating new technologies and new surveillance equipment to strengthen our capabilities to stop any infiltrations.”

Yadav said that there were no incidents of ceasefire violation in the Kashmir frontier.

“But there were some incidents on the International Border (IB) and based on those incidents we are very alert and capable of countering any attempt made by the other side,” he said.

The IG BSF said that they had already received intelligence inputs and that there were many people on the launching pads who were trying to find the routes and time to infiltrate.

“But we are prepared to thwart all such attempts,” he said.

Meanwhile, speaking about the celebrations of the 59th Raising Day, Yadav said that BSF was raised on December 1, 1965, with the primary responsibility to safeguard the border.

“Later with time it established its mettle in the internal law and order duties, anti-Naxal operations, counter-insurgency role in Punjab and Kashmir along with maintaining the sanctity, integrity, and safeguarding the IB and LoC,” he said. “BSF is guarding the border with Pakistan and Bangladesh and is also deployed on internal security duties of the country with full devotion.”

The BSF personnel presented cultural programmes to celebrate the day.

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