BSF Increases Vigil Along LoC In Kashmir: IG BSF

30 January 2015
The New Indian Express
Fayaz Wani

Srinagar: With Pakistani Rangers targeting Indian posts along International Border (IB) in Jammu, BSF has increased the vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to foil infiltration attempts of militants, who are present in large numbers in launching pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) 'The training camps for militants across the LoC were intact and launch pads full of militants,' Inspector General of BSF, Kashmir, P S Sandhu told reporters after the passing out parade at BSF's Subsidiary Training Center, here. He said number of militants in the training camps has not come down and launch pads and other militant infrastructure across the LoC are intact. 'Our men and officials are alert to foil all attempts of militants to sneak into the Valley to cause disturbances,' Sandhu said adding 'Our duty is to defeat the militants and BSF in Kashmir is vigilant'. The Pakistani Rangers targeted Indian posts in R S Pura and Arnia sectors in Jammu region during the night. On National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval's doctrine of launching an 'offensive defense' instead of a 'defensive offense', he said BSF was proactive and always on alert. Earlier, 333 newly recruits were inducted into BSF after 44 weeks of rigorous training at the subsidiary training centre. 'During the rigorous basic training, the constables were put through various dimensions and aspects of training, involving physical fitness and mental robustness, effective use of arms, map reading and maintaining utmost discipline,' a BSF spokesman said. He said besides they were also trained in anti terrorism, counter-insurgency and commando operations. BSF's Subsidiary Training Centre, Srinagar was established in June 1990 to impart basic training to recruits and cater to the training needs of BSF in Kashmir.