BSF assures foolproof security along Harami Naala

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New Delhi, Nov 28(ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has taken all-weather fool-proof security measures along the Harami Naala creek in the disputed Sir Creek area, in the coastal region of Kutch in Gujarat.

Addressing the media in the national capital on Saturday, Director General of BSF Rama Srivastava, said that certain speciality vehicles have been inducted to maintain round the clock vigil along the creek.

Harami Naala is a strangely situated creek at the east end of Sir Creek. It starts from the Indian side and after crossing the G-Pillars which dot Sir Creek to serve as international maritime border with Pakistan, it flows into Pakistan to return to Indian side at the demarcated border pillar in the Great Rann of Kutch.

Explaining the topographical aspects Srivastava assured that there is no possibility of intrusion by any fishermen through the Harami Naala from Pakistani side.

"The waters of Harami Naala are accessible only from Pakistan. So, fishing boats can enter Indian Territory by moving into Harami Naala, doing fishing and going back. This strip does not connect with any strip of water in India. So, nobody can come in India through Harami Naala. They can come into Harami Naala, stay there and go back," Srivastava said.

The Naala, which spreads to the creek areas of the Indian side and remains marshy and inundated over an area of over 500 square kilometres, is normally inaccessible for the BSF. Hence a specialised vehicle with odd manoeuvring capabilities is being launched for them to access it, the BSF chief added.

"The problem is that the terrain in that area is such that India and our forces cannot access Harami Naala for a certain period during the year. Because of the terrain being such, no vehicle can access that area. Now we are going in for all terrain vehicles. It is a specialised vehicle which can operate in the Harami Naala condition, which can help us to reach Harami Naala even during those parts of the year, when we cannot access it," he said. (ANI)

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