Operation alert started on Indo-Pak border, BSF’s eye on ‘Harami Nala’; why so much vigilance

Operation alert started on Indo-Pak border, BSF’s eye on ‘Harami Nala’;  why so much vigilance

The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched ‘Operation Alert’ along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan. Border vigil has been increased by BSF in Kutch district of Gujarat and Barmer in Rajasthan. The army said on Sunday that this exercise has started keeping in mind the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. Detailed information about this was given in the press release issued towards ‘BSF Gujarat Frontier’. It said that this exercise, which started on Saturday, is being done to thwart any evil designs of anti-national elements during the Republic Day celebrations.

It was informed by the BSF that the ‘Operation Alert’ exercise started on January 21 and will continue till January 28. During this, extra vigil will be maintained along the India-Pakistan international border from Sir Creek (swampy area) as well as Rann of Kutch in Gujarat and Barmer district of Rajasthan. The BSF will carry out special operations in forward and depth areas as well as in creeks and ‘Harami Nala’ as part of the exercise, the release said.

Know about ‘Harami Nala’

Let us tell you that ‘Harami Nala’ is located in the Kutch area of ​​Gujarat, which is a 22 kilometer long sea channel dividing India and Pakistan. It comes under the 96 km long disputed border of the Sir Creek area between the two countries. Such a long drain is considered like a paradise for intruders and smugglers. For this reason it has been named ‘Harami Nala’. The water level here keeps on changing according to the tide and season. That is why it is also called extremely dangerous.

India-Pakistan border with Kutch sensitive

The India-Pakistan border along Kutch in Gujarat is sensitive, as several Pakistani nationals have in the past been caught with boats after entering Indian waters for fishing. As per official data, BSF had apprehended 22 Pakistani fishermen from this area of ​​Gujarat in 2022. Accordingly, BSF had seized 79 fishing boats and heroin worth Rs 250 crore and charas worth Rs 2.49 crore.

NCB’s tableau for the first time in the Republic Day parade

For the first time, the tableau of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will be included in the Republic Day parade to be held on the duty path on January 26 this year, through which the message of distance from drugs will be given. The senior officer told that along with the tableau of NCB, its personnel and 2 members of the dog squad will also participate in the parade. It is known that NCB is the nodal agency for drug prevention in India and it comes under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. 23 tableaux are being included in the Republic Day parade, out of which 17 are from states and union territories, while 6 tableaux are from various ministries and departments.
(with agency inputs)

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