Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai was briefed on Wednesday regarding the current security scenario and duties being performed by the BSF troops on the Line of Control (LoC). On his visit to Kupwara, Rai was also briefed about BSF’s support to civil administration to maintain Law and Order in Kashmir valley. Rai visited the Border Security Force (BSF) Headquarters in Kupwara district as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, which is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate 75 years of independence. The details of his visit were released in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Kashmir Frontier.
Nityanand Rai interacted with the troops under command Battalions of Kashmir frontier in a ‘Sainik Sammelan’ and had Bara Khana. He also attended a cultural programme organised for his welcome and awarded operational casualty certificates to the family members of the martyrs. This will allow them to gain benefits from various schemes of state and central government. The Union Minister was hosted by Dr Rajesh Mishra, IPS, Inspector General, Border Security Force, Kashmir Frontier and Amarendra Kumar Vidyarthi, DIG Sector HQ BSF Kupwara.