BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur’s video used by Pakistan’s ISI
New Delhi: Food prepared in BSF kitchens has always been good and one can check the quality by visiting any of its posts unannounced, says the paramilitary forces chief K K Sharma who blames the ISI for using a jawan’s allegation of poor meals being served to troops to demoralise them.
“I joined the BSF in 2012 (as an additional DG). No one (jawans or officers) ever complained about food… There may be issues about transfer or posting. So, I was rudely shocked when this person (Tej Bahadur Yadav) uploaded a video (alleging bad food).
“We already have very healthy systems in the force. We do constant checking of the food that is prepared in our kitchens. Food is not a problem at all,” he added.
He then threw up an open challenge: “Anyone can go on any day and anytime to any border outpost of the BSF and ask for food…I guarantee that you will find good food. We have food that is homely. Food is plentiful in the BSF,” the chief of the 2.65-lakh personnel strong force said.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, in uniform and carrying his service rifle, had in January posted a video on Facebook, claiming poor quality food.
Sharma said videos of Yadav, who has been sacked from service recently after an inquiry, found his allegations to be wrong, and were “used” by the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) of Pakistan.