In 2022, the Border Security Force (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.
The Border Security Force, which patrols the 7,419-kilometer India-Pakistan border, also reported 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 regions.
The statement also credited BSF Gujarat with securing the 826-kilometer-long India-Pakistan international border from Barmer in Rajasthan to the Rann of Kutch and Creek area, including 85 kilometres of Gujarat’s coastal area, through effective dominance of its entire area of responsibility.
In addition, 22 Indians, four Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis, two Canadians, and one Rohingya were arrested for alleged involvement in various illegal transborder activities, according to the statement.
It went on to say that the BSF Gujarat successfully organised events such as 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.
The BSF Gujarat, with the support of the Gujarat government, successfully held the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade at Kevadia on October 31, 2022, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest.
According to the statement, the BSF Gujarat organised various Civic Action Programmes, provided essential items and stores, and conducted free medical camps and awareness programmes of government schemes for the benefit of the border population as a means of public interaction.
In addition, the BSF organised skill development programmes and trained border youths for recruitment into Central Armed Police Forces and other Forces.
According to the statement, BSF Gujarat was also awarded the coveted Ashwini Trophy for the year 2021-22, three times in a row, among 11 BSF Frontiers for best performance in Training and Sports activities.