BSF played crucial role during anti-insurgency operations in 1990s: IG Singh
Post by Irfan Yattoo on Sunday, October 30, 2022
Srinagar, Oct 29: Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Kashmir, Raja Babu Singh, IPS Saturday said that BSF played a crucial role during anti-insurgency operations in valley during 1990s.
Addressing the “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” (National Unity Day) celebrations at BSF headquarters at Humhama Srinagar, he said apart from guarding Line of Control (LoC) and later BSF got also a mandate in counter-insurgency operations.
“During peak militancy in Valley, BSF played a crucial role in curbing terrorism from 1990 till 2004 year. BSF broke the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and played a crucial role,” he said.
IG BSF Singh emphasized on role and commitment of BSF in thwarting any ill designs of the enemy to disrupt national harmony and peace.
“Kashmir is safe and youth of valley are aware that joining mainstream will provide them opportunities for jobs, development and other things,” he said.
IG BSF said each year, the youth of Kashmir shine in UPSE exams and make themselves and society proud. Kashmir has been a hub of education in the past also and will continue to shine in the future, he said.
He reiterated about the glorious history of post-independence unification of various princely states with Indian Republic including Kashmir, all due to the persuasive efforts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
IG BSF Kashmir later flagged off Cycle rally from BSF Campus, Humhama in presence of Sh. Subhash Chandra, A. K. Chakraborty, S S Chandel, and Umesh Tewari, DIsG, senior officers, SOs and Jawans.
The rally moved through Hyderpora Chowk, Barzulla Chowk, Bakshi Stadium, Gupkar Road, Dal Lake and culminated at Botanical Garden.
The rally culminated with mesmerizing performance by BSF Brass Band and the best wishes extended to force personnel, locals, and whole country, while remembering the major contributions of the “Iron Man” of modern unified India.