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Border Security Force celebrated 49th Raising Day

Dec 2, 2014 17:15 IST

The Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 49th Raising day on 1 December 2014. The force was raised on 1 December in 1965. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also participated in the celebrations.

BSF will celebrate its Golden Jubilee year from 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015.

The motto of BSF is Jeevan Paryant Kartavya.  BSF was raised with role to provide a sense of security among the people living in the border areas, to prevent trans-border crimes, unauthorized entry into or exit from the territory of India and to prevent smuggling and any other illegal activity.

BSF was established under KF Rustamji as first Director General to guard the Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla international borders.

Currently, DG of BSF is Devendra Kumar Pathak, IPS.

About Border Security Force

The BSF is being extensively utilised on internal security duties in several states. Besides, it is manning 3323 kms length Indo-Pakistan border, which runs through the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

The force is also deployed over 288.95 km in the Line of Control (LoC) bordering Pakistan.

It is also entrusted with the duty of manning 4096.70 kms long India-Bangladesh border, which runs along the states of West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.

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