Force faced challenges like inclement weather, infiltration, BAT action, sniping, IED threats bravely: Spokesman

JK News Today

Srinagar, Jan 10 : Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday said that in the year 2022, the force killed 20 militants—10 foreigners and 10 locals besides recovering 11 kgs of narcotics.

A BSF spokesman in a statement, said that the force besides manning LoC in Kashmir is also deployed for ensuring VA/VP duty, safety/security of people, with full zeal and devotion.

“Despite numerous challenges, like inclement weather, constrained living conditions, infiltration, dangers of BAT action, sniping, IED threats, valiant BSF Jawans are standing undauntedly to secure the LoC & hinterland round the clock with utmost dedication and unflinching spirit,” the spokesman said.

He said that during the year 2022, based on BSF intelligence, number of joint Operations were successfully launched in synergy with sister agencies, resulted in neutralization of 20 terrorists (10 Local & 10 Foreign Terrorist), apprehension of 02 confirmed terrorists and 03 suspected persons and recovery of large quantity of war like stores including AK series Rifle – 24, M series – 02, Pistol/Revolver – 20 alongwith their accessories, Grenade – 27, more than 2500 live Rounds along with 02 Kgs of Explosives, IEDs – 04 & around 11 Kgs Narcotics.

“In addition, BSF is regularly engaged in skill development and wellbeing of border population through various Civic Action programs including Free Medical Camps, Blood donation Camps, evacuation (Airlifted) of civilians patients from snow-bound areas, Sports & Cultural activities, Pre-recruitment training of youth from border (LoC) villages. More than, 6200 persons are directly benefited from these activities during last year,” the BSF spokesman said.