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D K Pathak appointed as the new Director General of BSF

Apr 3, 2014 19:05 IST

Union Government on 2 April 2014 appointed senior IPS officer D K Pathak as the new Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF). BSF is country's largest border guarding force. His name for the post of DG was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Mamohan Singh. He is expected to continue till February, 2016.


Pathak is a 1979-batch officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Prior to the appointment of DG, he was posted as the Special DG and was also officiating as the DG since 1 March 2014.

The post of the DG of BSF  was vacant since 28 February 2014 when Subhash Joshi retired from the post of DG.

Pathak had served in another paramilitary CRPF as its chief of operations in Jammu and Kashmir and he has also spent stints in various positions in his cadre states of Assam and Meghalaya.

About Border Security Force

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) is a border guarding force of the Government of India.
  • It was established on 1 December 1965 as one of the Central Armed Police Forces.
  • Its primary role is to guard India's international borders during peacetime and also prevent trans border crime.
  • Like all Central Armed Police Forces of India, the BSF is under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • K F Rustomji, the BSF's first Director General is referred to as the founding father of the BSF.

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