BSF pays tribute to jawans of 1995 mountaineering expedition team
BSF pays tribute to jawans of 1995 mountaineering expedition team

A team of Border Security Forces officials paid floral tributes to 13 BSF martyrs at Village Puckpochey Panamik in Nubra Valley of Ladakh on Friday. The team led by Dr. Rajesh Mishra, IPS, IG, Kashmir Frontier BSF, paid homage to martyrs, they were part of the BSF Mountaineering expedition that went missing on August 27, 1995. 

These 13 jawans were scaling Mt Saser Kangri. In this connection, BSF organized a civic action program and distributed community items. This event is organized each year on August 27 at village Puckpochey Panamik to pay homage to the BSF mountaineers. The statement by BSF Kashmir Frontier read "The aim of such expeditions has always been to encourage BSF personnel to pursue adventurous outdoor sports. The experience gained by the mountaineers is gainfully utilized for specialized Operations in high altitudes/ snowbound areas, where the BSF is deployed on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir." 

The event was attended by Nubra Sub-Divisional Magistrate Lakshay Singhal, representatives of the army, police, prominent personalities of the area, and the local population of the village Puckpochey Panamik and its surrounding areas. 

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