BSF: Permanent bunkers being built on India-Pakistan International Border, work is also being done on war footing

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India-Pakistan Border: For the primary time, India is establishing a everlasting bunker for Border Safety Force (BSF) jawans within the strategically vital Sir Creek and ‘Harami Nala’ space alongside the India-Pakistan Worldwide Border in Gujarat. Official sources gave this data.

Rs 50 crore sanctioned for the development of surveillance posts

Sources mentioned that the Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 50 crore for the development of eight multi-storied bunker cum statement posts within the space alongside the Bhuj sector, in view of the intrusion of Pakistani fishermen and fishing boats within the space.

Heroin value Rs 250 crore and charas value Rs 2.49 crore seized

In line with official knowledge, the Border Safety Force apprehended 22 Pakistani fishermen and seized 79 fishing boats, together with heroin value Rs 250 crore and charas value Rs 2.49 crore from this area of Gujarat in 2022.

building of three towers

Whereas three towers are being constructed within the marshy Sir Creek space unfold over 4,050 sq km between India and Pakistan, the Central Public Works Division (CPWD) is constructing 5 such buildings within the ‘Harami Nala’ space unfold over 900 sq km, the sources mentioned. will do

place for radar

He mentioned that the highest flooring of every of the 42 ft excessive vertical bunkers would have house for surveillance tools and radar to keep watch over the world. Officers mentioned that the remaining two flooring can have house for 15 armed BSF personnel with house to retailer tools.

Bunkers being constructed on Indian territory

In line with officers, these bunkers are being constructed on Indian territory within the japanese a part of the Creek space. A senior BSF officer mentioned {that a} contingent of the pressure is offering safety to the employees working to finish the development of three bunkers within the Sir Creek space by March. He mentioned that from April the ocean turns into very tough and because of this the work is occurring on a conflict footing.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had visited

In April final yr, Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the border space in Gujarat and through that point the choice to construct the bunker was taken. The then BSF Director General (DG) Pankaj Kumar Singh and senior officers offered that there’s a risk of infiltration by means of the creek space and the marshy water physique between India and Pakistan and the BSF’s safety community is situated far behind there.

everlasting base wanted

A senior officer mentioned that- BSF instructed that it wants a everlasting base to keep watch over the entrance. Creek space is a troublesome space and the climate there may be additionally very antagonistic. Toxic snakes and scorpions are discovered there. Official sources mentioned that- BSF jawans should stroll barefoot throughout patrolling as a result of, carrying footwear can’t be achieved within the moist space.

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