Jaipur: Temperature in the desert districts of Jaisalmer , Barmer and Bikaners is hovering around zero degree Celsius. Fog makes it impossible to spot an object across the international border – an ideal situation for anti-national elements to cross over and carry out destructive activities.
To combat such threats, Border Security Force (BSF) has launched operation ‘Sard Hawa’ (Alert Winters) along the Intentional border that India shares with Pakistan.
The security exercise aims at preventing attempts of infiltration ahead of the Republic Day and will continue till January 28.
During these 14 days, the BSF jawans will vigil the international border with the help of sophisticated weapons and equipment.
BSF has stepped up security arrangements by increasing the number of soldiers for patrolling along the border. The number of jawans along the international border has been increased by up to 30%.
DIG, BSF (Rajasthan frontier) said that BSF is carrying out Operation Sard Hawa to stop infiltration and enhance security arrangements along the border.
Patrolling by vehicles has also been intensified. Special patrolling is being carried out using various means including camels, sand scooters, and gypsies. Footprints that are checked twice a day will be increased to thrice a day.
BSF has set up several surveillance grids and communication points to make exchange of intelligence between patrolling teams faster. A ‘laser’ wall has been set up at certain points along the border.
Ambush parties have been deputed at several places.