A BSF jawan passed away on Friday while final field physical efficiency test was taking place at the Subsidiary Training Center (STC) in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Today, at about 06:45 hours, constable Anil Kumar of 163 Battalion of BSF, who was undergoing Junior Leadership Course, died during field training test activity at the STC", a senior BSF officer said.
He said the Junior Leadership Course for promotion fromthe post of constable to that of head constable was going onat the STC for the last eight weeks and will end tomorrow.
The final Field Physical Efficiency Test (FPET) of the said course started at 06:15 hours.
The officer said that before the start of 3.2-km run of FPET, the participating troops were asked of their well-being and there was no complain from any of them.
He said that at 06:40 hours, when Kumar was just fewmeters short of the end point, he collapsed.
He was put on oxygen by the doctors present there andevacuated to civil hospital in no time but was declared brought dead, he said.
"The individual was medically fit and never complainedduring eight-week period of training," the officer said.