New Delhi: A Border Security Force (BSF) constable complained in a video posted on social media that his battalion does not have access to nutritious food.
A BSF constable released a series of videos on social media citing 'corruption' in the Indian army as the reason his battalion receives substandard food and experiences frequent hunger.
The man in the video introduced himself as Tej Bahadur Yadav, a soldier serving in the 29th Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF). He is standing with a snow-covered mountain in the backdrop.
Yadav claimed in the video clip, "We don't want to blame the government because it does send us the food. However, it is all sold off in the markets before it gets to us," "A lot of times we go to sleep hungry," the soldier adds, saying their breakfast consists of a "burnt paratha" with tea, and tasteless lentils for lunch and dinner.
Yadav said, adding the situation has been persisting for over 10 days and counting, "How are we expected to perform a 10-hour-long duty with this nutrition," .
The BSF soldier said, adding he fears for his life for raising the issue, "I want to reiterate the Indian government does send us food but we don't know where it goes."
He further requested all to spread this message so it might reach the concerned authorities. "I do not know what will become of me after this video is posted," Yadav says.
Later, Indian Home Minister Raj Nath directed the ministry of foreign affairs to submit a report on BSF.