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OPERATION SARD HAWA

OPERATION SARD HAWA

Context:

The Border Security Force, BSF, will conduct Operation Sard Hawa between January 23 and 28.

Key Points:

  • Under operation, the BSF raises surveillance on the Pakistani border.
  • It is usually introduced across the Rajasthan border, especially in the Jaisalmer region. 
  • It is an annual exercise launched in January.
  • Operation Sard Hawa is conducted in winter and Operation Garam Hawa in summer.
  • In winter, the thick mist obscures the view of the boundary area.
  • It is important that security personnel stay alert at this time of year.
  • The program is also being launched to keep the Hawks alert and to improve security ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

How is Operation Sard Hawa run?

  • The BSF officers and personnel live near the border and regular monitoring of the border is done by them.
  • During Operation Sard Hawa the intelligence wing is maintained and the number of troops deployed across the border is increased. These troops patrol areas near carrying heavy weapons.
  • The Jawans guard border areas with camels or on foot, during Operation Sard Hawa.
  • They also inspect pedestrians.

Significance of Operation Sard Hawa:

  • Violations of firefighting rules have been rampant at borders recently.
  • At such times, the Pakistani army uses proxy wars to attack India. Therefore, it is important that the border security forces remain vigilant. That is why Operation Sard Hawa is important.

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