DG BSF rushes to Udhampur following militant attack

New Delhi: BSF Director General D K Pathak has rushed to Jammu to take stock of the security situation in the wake of the militant attack in Udhampur that killed two troopers of the border guarding force and injured eight others early today.

Officials said Pathak is rushing to Udhampur, leaving midway the five-day DG level talks with their eastern counterparts Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) who are presently here for the annual bilateral meeting between the two sides.

“The DG will review the situation in Jammu and adjoining areas in the wake of the early morning attack on the BSF convoy in Udhampur.

He will also review the security arrangements for the Amarnath yatra being secured by the force and other paramilitary and police units, they said.

Pathak is expected to be back by late evening as the joint record of discussions with the visiting Bangladeshi delegation is scheduled to be signed tomorrow between the two DGs.

Pathak would also be forced to miss a special handball match being scheduled between the troops of the BSF and BGB.

“The DG has humbly conveyed the decision and emergency of his visit to Jammu to his Bangladeshi counterpart,” they said.

The attack in Udhampur early today occurred when militants attacked a convoy of the force on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Udhampur district in which one militant was also killed.

Two BSF troopers were killed and around eight personnel injured, the officer said. (PTI)