In the most hostile, marshy, and challenging terrain of Creeks and Harami Nalla in Gujarat’s Bhuj sector in 2022, the Border Security Force (BSF) captured 22 Pakistani fishermen and seized 79 fishing boats.
“BSF Gujarat is further strengthening its hold along Sir Creek and Harami Nalla area by establishing permanent bases,” an official statement said. The BSF, which protects the 7,419 km India-Pakistan border, also reported recovering 61 packets of Charas worth Rs 2.49 crore and 50 packets of heroin worth Rs 250 crore from Gujarat’s coastline and creek areas.
The statement also gave BSF Gujarat credit for effectively dominating its entire area of responsibility and securing the 826 km long international boundary between India and Pakistan from Barmer in Rajasthan to the Rann of Kutch and Creek area, including 85 km of Gujarat’s coastline.
In accordance with the statement, 22 Indians, 4 Pakistanis, 2 Bangladeshis, 2 Canadians, and 1 Rohingya were detained for their alleged participation in different unlawful cross-border activities.
The BSF Gujarat successfully organised a number of events, including the Seema Bhawani Women Empowerment Ride from Delhi to Kanyakumari and the Cycle Rally from Octroi (Jammu) to Bhuj, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In October 2022, at Kevadia, BSF Gujarat successfully organised the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade with the help of the Gujarat government, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi serving as the chief guest. Among the 11 BSF Frontiers, BSF Gujarat received the Ashwini Trophy three times in a row for the best performance in training and sporting events during the fiscal year 2021–2022.
Despite the whims of nature, more than 350 Mahila Praharies of BSF Gujarat successfully protect the nation’s borders.