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BSF Raising Day

  • 02 Dec 2020
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56th 'Raising Day' event of the Border Security Force (BSF) was held on 1st December 2020 in New Delhi.

Key Points

  • The BSF was raised in 1965 after the India-Pakistan war.
  • It is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of Union of India under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
    • Other Central Armed Police Forces are: Assam Rifles (AR), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Security Guards (NSG) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • The 2.65-lakh force is deployed along the Pakistan and Bangladesh borders.
    • It is deployed on Indo-Pakistan International Border, Indo-Bangladesh International Border, Line of Control (LoC) along with Indian Army and in Anti-Naxal Operations.
  • It has an air wing, marine wing, an artillery regiment, and commando units.
    • BSF has been defending Sir Creak in Arabian Sea and Sundarban delta in the Bay of Bengal with its state of art fleet of Water Crafts.
    • BSF has an instrumental role in helping state administration in maintaining Law and Order and conduct of peaceful election.
    • BSF has been crusading against natural calamity to save precious human lives as and when warranted.
  • It contributes dedicated services to the UN peacekeeping Mission by sending a large contingent of its trained manpower every year.
  • It has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.


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