SRINAGAR: As many as 242 recruits hailing from Uttar Pradesh passed out to join the Border Security Force (BSF) brave Seema Prahari in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar after training of 44 weeks.
Addressing the recruits, DG BSF appreciated the excellent display of confidence and coordination during a passing out parade that was held at Subsidiary Training Centre (STC), BSF in Srinagar.
He also congratulated the instructional teams for turning the recruits into disciplined jawans. He also applauded the recruits for choosing BSF as a career option and exhorted them to serve the nation with courage and enthusiasm.
“Over the course of 44 weeks of training, the recruits gradually gained proficiency in handling different types of weapons, firing skills, law, drill, and border management,” said Pankaj Kumar Singh, DG BSF.
Pankaj Kumar Singh also said that all the recruits are professionally prepared to serve the nation after completing the training of 44 weeks.
“Apart from this, due to the hard work of the trainers at the STC BSF, their physical efficiency has also increased. As a result of which they are now physically, mentally, and professionally prepared to serve the nation,” the DG BSF added.
After the Passing Out parade, skillfully choreographed and synchronized dance performances including Bhangra and Gidda were staged.
A colourful presentation on the theme of music Mass PT followed by a one-minute weapon drill by Recruit Constables and a cultural program performed by school children of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Humhama won the hearts of the spectators by electrifying the atmosphere in the parade ground.
Meanwhile, explaining the reason behind the increase in the number of encounters of local terrorists, Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said Pakistani terrorists use local terrorists at the front in order to attack and escape.
“Definitely. In the recent encounters, local terrorists were killed and Pakistani terrorists ran away. They keep local terrorists at the front and attack from behind them,” IGP Kashmir told ANI when asked if Pakistani terrorists are using local terrorists.
Speaking on today’s Tral encounter, IGP Kumar said that both Umer Teli and Safat were local terrorists and operated in Srinagar.
“They had escaped to Tral after carrying out civilian killings and various other incidents. We were tracking them. Both terrorists have been killed today. They were involved in many civilian killings,” he added.
IGP Kumar said that the patrolling with security forces in remote villages of Kashmir has been increased for the safety and security of the civilians.
“In Pulwama, two non-local labourers who worked there were killed. We identified (the terrorists involved), and they will be neutralised soon. In Shopian, there was an attack on a Kashmiri Pandit in a remote village. We have a lead, neutralisation (of terrorists) will be done soon. We have increased the security. We have started joint patrolling with security forces in remote villages of Kashmir,” said IGP Kashmir.
He further said that from last December to March 2022, around 66 terrorists have been killed and now they are targeting soft targets out of frustration.
“Three terrorists are killed and we have arrested two-three this month. We will work with the security forces and will continue to neutralise terrorists,” he added.
Earlier in the two terrorists of proscribed terror outfits Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGuH) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Tral area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. (ANI)