JAMMU, Dec 30: The Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed additional jawans along the International Border (IB) in Jammu sector to ensure that there is no infiltration by the militants or drone activities under the cover of fog which engulfs plain areas during current season.
“The month of January is always tough along the International Border in Jammu region which is spread over three districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua in view of foggy weather conditions when visibility is considerably reduced,” sources said.
Asserting that the militants can take advantage of foggy weather for infiltration while the Pakistani Rangers can indulge in drone activities, sources said increase in manpower deployed along the International Border will ensure that the enemies don’t succeed in their designs.
More BSF jawans along the border will ensure that the gaps are not exploited by the infiltrators, they said, adding the deployment of additional jawans was also part of the winter management strategy.
There has been no major infiltration attempt along the International Border since February 26 this year when fresh ceasefire agreement came into force between India and Pakistan.
However, some drone activities have been reported from Pakistan side aimed at transporting arms and ammunition and narcotics. Most of such attempts have been foiled by the BSF.
A BSF official said, “More BSF personnel have been deployed in the RS Pura sector of Jammu due to foggy weather conditions in winters.”
“We have to stay more alert in winters. Besides the deployment of additional manpower, there are extra duty hours. There is no chance of any infiltration,” the official said.
He added that the BSF jawans perform the duty by keeping their hearts filled with the feeling of patriotism.
“Every day we come here and perform our duties with the feeling of patriotism filled in our hearts. We always work for the safety of our nation,” a jawan on the IB said.
BSF is also equipped with the latest night vision cameras which helps them keep an eye on the area of manual patrolling.
“We need to keep an eye on these cameras round the clock. It gives a clear vision in every weather including winters, rainy, etc. Whenever we witness any kind of infiltration on the location, we immediately inform the team from here,” another BSF jawan added.