With an objective to thwart infiltration bids and strengthen security along International Border (IB) along Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) has launched operation with code name Sudarashan.
“The aim of the operation is to make International Borders (IB) infiltration free and security proof,” an official told The Dispatch. He added that the under the operation, the BSF will check the records of people residing near International Border the diameter of 500 meter.
“All houses, temporary structures and other types of constructions will be examined under the diameter of 500 meter. The BSF has given special instructions to the villagers engaged in the campaign and do not cause inconvenice,” he added.
Recently, after three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in an encounter in Nagrota, it was revealed that they had infiltrated the IB. All the security agencies have been on alert ever since the inputs revealed that the militants inflatered through Chak Dayala area of district Kathua.
However, the BSF had not made it clear on the day of the incident that there was infiltration attempt on International Border. After this, Operation Sudarshan has been started with extra vigilance.
BSF seeks cooperation from administration
BSF has sent a letter to the administration for cooperation in the operation. The letter sent to the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, along with giving full details of the operation, has asked that the village heads and key people of the border area to cooperate in the operation. After receiving the BSF letter, the Div Com office has sent a letter to the DCs of Jammu, Samba and Kathua asking them to help.
There are 67 villages within a radius of 500 meters.
There are 67 villages within a radius of 500 meters from the IB. The highest number of them 30 villages are in Jammu district. Along with this, there are 17 villages in Kathua and 20 in Samba.