The Border Security Force (BSF) is India’s border guarding force. Its main duty is to retaliate against Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other neighbouring countries. It is one of the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India, and was raised in the wake of the 1965 war on December 1, 1965, “to ensure the security of the borders of India and for matters connected therewith.”
The BSF is undergoing modernisation on all fronts in view of the prevailing challenges along the country’s border, Director General Pankaj Kumar Singh said.
The Border Security Force has excelled in various fields, from operating drones to the use of artillery, he said.
Severe challenges ahead for BSF
“BSF is facing a severe challenge from foreign terrorists trying to enter the country and disturb our internal security. We are providing the latest training to our personnel to tackle them, “Mr. Singh said during his maiden visit to a BSF training school at Meru in Hazaribag on Friday.
The BSF DG said he was impressed with the training provided to the 371 personnel at the centre, who hail from states like Assam, Kerala, Telangana, and Jammu and Kashmir.
BSF personnel have been trained to prevent drug trafficking, and the force plays an effective role in checking large-scale smuggling of contraband, he said.
He took a salute at a passing parade and gave away prizes to the jawans who performed best during the 44-week training.
The BSF personnel were provided with counter-insurgency, cyber security, and commando training to tackle left-wing extremism in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Bihar.