A increase in the water level of the Sutlej has submerged several BSF outposts and the barbed wire fencing along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Ferozepur district, an official reported on Sunday.
The officer stated that the Border Security Force troops are closely monitoring the situation.
In Ferozepur, many villages close to the International Border took the brunt of the swollen Sutlej, forcing many to relocate to safer areas.
The officer stated that “our jawans are maintaining a 24-hour vigil. They are manning the area without caring about their personal safety.” despite all the difficulties and difficulty.
The official continued, “Even though the BSF posts have been inundated, soldiers are conducting their duty without any pauses. Surveillance has been increased with the help of motorboats to prevent prospective opponents from taking advantage of the situation.
According to him, the BSF posts along the border had been covered by five to six feet of water.
Following the discharge of extra water from the Pong and the Bhakra dams, more than 150 villages in Punjab’s Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Rupnagar, Ferozepur, and Fazilka districts were affected.
Low-lying districts and localities close to the riverbanks were inundated by the Beas and the Sutlej after the two reservoirs’ excess water was released on August 14.
According to officials, personnel from the Army, BSF, and National Disaster Response Force are working on the relief efforts.