UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday spoke to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and DG BSF K K Sharma on the attack in Baramulla and reviewed the situation.
Expressing grief over the death of a BSF constable, Singh asked the DG BSF to make arrangements for the treatment of the BSF man injured in the attack.
Singh is on a two-day visit to the Ladakh region. After landing in Leh on Monday, he told reporters, “Our security forces are giving a befitting reply.” The minister is being accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
Heads of over 15 political parties, religious communities and civil society groups met Singh on Monday and presented a joint memorandum for grant of Union Territory status with legislature to the Leh-Ladakh region.
According to a Home Ministry statement, Singh said he saw real unity in diversity among the people of Ladakh. Singh also
reviewed the security situation in the state with state government officials. The minister will visit Kargil on Tuesday to meet various delegations and groups.
Meanwhile, MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju said in Delhi, “It is very unfortunate that one BSF man has been martyred. However, this will not demoralise our security forces, and they are ready to give a befitting response.”