BSF briefs Home Minister on situation in Jammu & Kashmir
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed by the Director General of Border Security Force Devendra Kumar Pathak recently on the ground situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pathak informed about the damage to assets of BSF as well as some damage caused to the civilians living close to the international border. The Home Minister was apprised of the deaths and injuries caused to the BSF and the civilians in the area. Rajnath Singh inquired about the morale of the forces deployed in the areas affected by Pak shelling. The Home Minister was informed that the morale of the forces was very high. It was further informed that the officers of BSF are in position on the ground along with the troops who are constantly being guided and supervised by the officers.
Rajnath Singh appreciated the efforts of the BSF in tackling the situation and assured full assistance of resources to the DG, BSF for taking appropriate action on the border. DG, BSF had visited the area on August 26, 2014, to take stock of the situation and to plan out further course of action.
Rajnath Singh expressed his satisfaction on India-Bangladesh border situation as the two border forces are taking necessary confidence-building measures and are carrying out joint patrolling along the border. He mentioned that the two countries enjoy cordial relations and should continue mutual dialogue for strengthening bilateral relations.