The Union Home Ministry has allotted Rs.50 crore for the construction of permanent bunkers along the border areas of Harami Nala and Sir Creek in Kutch. This initiative calls for the construction of eight 42-foot-high vertical bunkers. Three bunkers will be located in the Sir Creek area, while the remaining five will be located in the Harami Nala area.
When complete, these structures will provide efficient patrolling at a height of 42 feet. On two floors of these structures, 15 BSF jawans will be able to stay. The construction of three permanent bunkers in the Sir Creek area is expected to be completed by March of this year.
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel will protect the labourers involved in this project. No metal will be used in this construction because the area experiences high tide every four hours. Every year, the sea becomes rough after the month of April.
As a result, the work will be completed by the end of April. The permanent structures will serve as the foundation for BSF here. The current BSF base is 50-60 kilometres away from the creek.
Gujarat BSF Gujarat is further strengthening its hold along Sir Creek and Harami Nalla area by establishing permanent bases. In Gujarat, this is one of the most important areas along the western border with Pakistan.
BSF Gujarat is in charge of securing the India-Pakistan international border, which stretches 826 kilometres from Barmer in Rajasthan to the Rann of Kutch and Creek area, including 85 kilometres of Gujarat coastline.
However, in 2022, the BSF apprehended 22 Pakistani fishermen and seized 79 fishing boats in Gujarat’s Bhuj sector’s most inhospitable, marshy, and difficult terrain of Creeks and Harami Nalla. They also stated that 50 packets of heroin worth Rs 250 crore and 61 packets of charas worth Rs 2.49 crore were recovered from Gujarat’s coastal and creek areas.
In addition, the statement mentions that 22 Indians, four Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis, two Canadians, and one Rohingya were arrested for their involvement in various illegal trans-border activities. According to the statement, more than 350 Mahila Praharies of BSF Gujarat are protecting the borders despite the vagaries of nature.