Border Security Force gets first woman combat officer after 51 years

Mar 28, 2017 08:30 IST

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.

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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.

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