The Border Security Force on 25 March 2017 received its first woman field officer, Tanushree Pareek, after 51 years.
The BSF received Pareek after a convocation ceremony conducted in the BSF academy at Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
Pareek led the passing-out parade at the BSF Academy as the first woman field officer. She was also felicitated at the ceremony.
A resident of Rajasthan, Pareek started training in the year 2016 in a 52-week Assistant Commandant training programme with the 40th batch of the BSF Academy.
About Border Security Force
• The Border Security Force is the primary Border guarding force of India.
• It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of the Union of India.
• It was raised in the wake of the 1965 War on 1 December 1965, "for ensuring the security of the borders of India and for matters connected there with".
• It is charged with guarding India's land border during peacetime and preventing transnational crime.
• It is a Union Government Agency under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs.
• At present, it stands as the world's largest border guarding force.
When: 25 March 2017