Pathak was briefed about the prevailing situation and the details of the attack on the convoy of the force on Monday night.

"DK Pathak, DG BSF arrived here by BSF aircraft to take stock of the situation. He was briefed about the prevailing situation in the Valley, besides the details of the above incident by PS Sandhu, Inspector General, Kashmir BSF," a BSF spokesman said in a release last night.

Eight BSF personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, were injured when militants opened fire on their convoy at Pampore on August 11. The convoy was returning from Pahalgam after performing security duties for the just-concluded Amarnath Yatra.

He said Pathak also visited Army's 92 Base Hospital here to inquire about the wellbeing of the injured personnel.

"Director General BSF boosted the moral of the injured BSF personnel, distributed sweets among them and wished for their early recovery," the spokesman said.

He said Pathak extended his gratitude for the services rendered by the Army Hospital authorities and the team of medical staff in providing immediate treatment to the injured BSF personnel and saving their lives.

"The above incident has further strengthened the spirit of the BSF men to fight back militancy in order to restore peace and harmony amongst the people of the state," the spokesman said.

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