BRO and ITBP did this feat
A special anti-Naxal squad of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday celebrated the 75th anniversary of independence by unfurling the tricolor for the first time at a recently constructed base. This base of BSF is at a place which has been heavily affected by Naxalite violence. At the same time, ITBP hoisted the flag at an altitude of 16,700 feet in Sikkim and the Border Roads Organization at Umling La.
The BSF has a COB (Company Operating Base) at Mohupdar, about 90 km from the Malkangiri district headquarters. It is amidst dense forests on the border of Odisha and Chhattisgarh. This base is monitored by the soldiers of 160th Battalion of BSF. The base was activated on May 28 this year as part of efforts to increase the presence of security forces in the most Maoist violence-affected areas of the state and to initiate development works in these areas.
Incidents of Naxalite violence are frequent in Mohupdar and its surrounding areas. According to a report by news agency PTI, a senior BSF officer says that Naxalites vandalize schools and panchayat buildings in these areas. A few years back, Naxalites ransacked a police station. According to the official, the security forces have also faced Naxal attacks several times in this area and many encounters have also taken place.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) SK Singh, Commandant of 160th Battalion Teerth Acharya village sarpanch, police officers and local residents took part in the program organized at this base on the anniversary of independence, the BSF’s sector headquarters in Malkangiri, the official said. During this flag hoisting was done here and Happy Independence Day was given. This is the first time that the tricolor has been hoisted here on the day of Independence, the official said.
ITBP (Indo Tibet Border Police) personnel celebrate Independence Day on the banks of Gurudongmar Lake at an altitude of 16,700 feet in Sikkim. A video of soldiers celebrating the anniversary of independence was released by news agency ANI. In this, jawans are seen shouting slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai under the tricolor waving on the banks of the lake. Along with this, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) hoisted the flag at Umling La, the world’s highest motorable pass (pass), in Leh today.